Faroese Kevat Shawl by Makoshark

Faroese Kevat Shawl

This pattern is available for free.

This is a pattern for a top-down, Faroese-shaped shawl that can be knitted in a variety of yarns – from lace weight to worsted or even heavier.

It has the Faroese shoulder shaping so that it does not ‘ride up’ in the neck and sits firmly on the shoulders, and the wings are long enough that they can be bound in the back to make it an utilitarian shawl.

For the first Kevät with 7 center leaves, I used 188 g of 100% silk noil yarn on cone, light fingering weight 3-ply (1900 y/pound), which should be 6.63 oz, which could, should, or might be the equivalent of 790 yards or thereabouts.

V 1.0 May 2012

Direct link to pattern pdf.

V 1.1 May 2012
the two rows of Garter stitch are a good opportunity to make those separation stitches – either by picking up the running thread between stitches, or by YO.
(see picture with blue yarn)
May 25, 2012

V2.0 March 2014
Reduction from 7 segments for the body of the shawl to 5 segments: same effect, less confusion.

V2.1 February 2015
Adaptation of the written pattern to the reduction from 7 segments to 5 segments