Averin by Lucy Hague


December 2011
26 sts to 4 inches and 24 rows to 3.5 inches, measured over lace gauge swatch.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
790 yards (722 m)
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A dramatic rectangular shawl inspired by traditional Shetland lace-knitting.

The main panel of the shawl is worked first, flat, then an inner border is picked up around all edges and worked in the round. Finally a lace edging is knitted on perpendicularly, around the entire perimeter of the shawl.

The lace patterns are given both as charts and as full written instructions.

Tools required

  • 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles
  • One 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needle (optional, for working edging)
  • One cable needle
  • Smooth waste yarn in contrasting colour
  • Tapestry needle
  • Four stitch markers

Skills required

  • Standard lace incs and decs, e.g. yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2psso
  • Cabling
  • Picking up sts
  • Grafting
  • Provisional CO (the invisible provisional CO is recommended)
  • Knitting on an edging perpendicularly (explained in pattern)

When knitted to the given gauge, the finished shawl will measure 70” (178 cm) long and 17” (43 cm) wide (after blocking).