Miss Lambert's Shetland Pattern for a Shawl by Jane Sowerby

Miss Lambert's Shetland Pattern for a Shawl

November 2006
Karabella Light-weight Cashmere
Lace ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 yards (640 m)
19 " x 60"
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Pattern Description from Victorian Lace Today: “Shetland shawls became popular in England after 1840 (the sea route to Shetland had opened in 1836), and by the end of the century the annual trade was worth 25,000 pounds. Miss Lambert gives a rather pretty lacy pattern for a Shetland shawl, which is very simple and quick to knit, no doubt reflecting the recent fashion for Shetland shawls in London.”

Difficulty: Intermediate Lace

Measurements: 19 “ x 60”

Yarn Weight/Yardage: #1 Super Fine Weight / 700 yds

Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in handspun gray merino; Alternate yarns: LORNA’S LACES Helen’s Lace; JADE SAPPHIRE Cashmere 2-ply or KARABELLA Light-weight Cashmere


  • 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge, 60 cm (24”) or longer
  • Two 3.5mm/US 4 double-pointed needles
  • 5.5mm/I crochet hook


  • Stitch markers
  • blunt needle

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