Solan by Gudrun Johnston


Light Fingering ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
490 yards (448 m)
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The Shetland Trader-Book One is a collection of 10 patterns inspired by the Shetland Islands from designer Gudrun Johnston with photography by Jared Flood.
There is a printed and ebook version of this collection. You will automatically receive the ebook when you purchase the print edition. Scroll to bottom of page to purchase the printed version.

All patterns from the book can now be purchased separately

There were a couple of mistakes in the chart which have now been corrected. All buyers should have received an updated chart.


44 inches across top edge of shawl 17 ½ inches from center top to bottom edge. Needles:
US#6/4.25mm 32 inch circular needle.

490 yards fingering weight yarn Shown in Malabrigo Sock (440yrds/402 m; 100g; 100 % Superwash Merino Wool) in Cote D’Azur.

Stitch markers (preferably split ring or something that can be removed easily)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

26 sts and 29 rows=4 inches in Stockinette Stitch on US 6/4.25mm needles.
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Technical Notes:
This shawl begins at the widest edge and is worked towards the center of the top edge, decreasing stitches every RS row. The rate of decreases doubles for the top half of the shawl creating more of a curved edge along the top of the shawl.