Firiel by Lucy Hague


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
370 - 440 yards (338 - 402 m)
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A sideways shawl designed with hand-dyed variegated sock yarn in mind – a mixture of stockinette, garter stitch and clean lace lines breaks up the colours and helps to minimise pooling.

The pretty pointed lace edging is worked at the same time as the main body of the shawl, and the sideways construction allows you to use up as much of your yarn as you like.

This would be a great pattern for beginner lace knitters to try - the lace pattern is straightforward and easy to follow, and the sideways construction means that there are no long/boring/difficult cast-ons or bind-offs!

The pattern is both fully charted and fully written out row-by-row.

Finished Measurements
Length of neck edge: 57 inches/(145 cm)
Neck edge to centre point: 21 inches/(53.5 cm)


  • 4.5 mm/US size 7 needles (or size needed to obtain a good drape with chosen yarn; long circulars recommended)
  • Blue shawl: 437 yds/(400 m) of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Araucania Botany Lace, shade PT 1793 [100% wool, 448 yds/(410 m) per 100 g])
  • Pink-multi shawl 370 yds/(338 m) of fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Araucania Ranco Multy, shade 336 [75% wool, 25% nylon, 376 yds/(344 m) per 100 g])
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • Pins/wires for blocking

Skills required

  • Basic lace knitting, including yo, ssk, k2tog, etc.
  • Working from two sets of instructions at once (edging and main body of shawl)