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Shetland Fern

Knitting
March 2007
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Shetland Fern pattern on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
3040 - 3800 yards (2780 - 3475 m)
Finished bust circumference 40.5 or 48 inches

From the book: “This design is based on ferns Jennifer observed growing in a meadow on St. Ninian’s, a tiny island just off Shetland’s Mainland island in Scotland. She ‘was charmed by their finely cut leaves, and luxuriant, swirling growth habit which belies the harshness of their North Sea habitat. Each square of leaves echoes the Norwegian star patterns.’ When viewed from a distance, the design explodes into a large and dramatic OXO pattern, a traditional Shetland motif whose origins and significance are still under debate. Shetland Fern is created using Shetland 2000 Yarn - an all-natural, undyed Shetland wool available in nine shades and perfect for replicating the natural fern motif.”

Note on Needles: The pattern requires all of the needles listed below:

- Size US 1 circular needle, 32” long
- Size US 2 circular needle, 32” long
- Size US 1 circular needle, 24” long
- Size US 2 circular needle, 16” long
- Size US 1 double pointed needles (4)
- Size US 2 double pointed needles (4)

Note on Yarn: The pattern specifies the following colors and amounts of the Shetland 2000:

- (A) Shetland White #2001, 6 (8)
skeins
- (B) Moosket, #2002, 3 skeins
- (C) Shaela, #2003, 3 (4) skeins
- (D) Moorit #2004, 2 (3) skeins
- (E) Shetland Black #2005, 2 skeins