Lilac Time Shawl by Nancy Bush

Lilac Time Shawl

January 2015
Brown Sheep Naturespun Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
930 yards (850 m)
66 inches across top and 36 inches tip to top

This design was inspired by the lovely triangular scarves that were made in Haapsalu,Estonia in the 1930’s. This style of scarf was usually small, worn around the neck or over the head.
After the end of WWII and during Soviet occupation, patterns for this style of scarf were reproduced in the western Estonian language magazine Triinu and the style was continued.
I created this scarf using a traditional Estonian pattern called Lilac Leaf for the center. The outer edge is knitted separately and sewn on, in the traditional manner.

The finished size is 66” (167cm) across the top and 36” (91cm) from top to point.

Needles required are a #4 (3.5mm) for the cast on and a #3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle for the body of the piece. You will also need markers, a coil-less pin and blunt point wool needle for finishing.

It took three skeins of Brown Sheep Naturespun Fingering yarn for this project. There was a little remaining of the third skein.

This pattern is only available when you sign up for my Craftsy Class Estonian Lace Explained. Visit my web site: for more information and receive a discount when you sign up.