Fundamentally Faroese Shawl #2 by Cheryl Oberle

Fundamentally Faroese Shawl #2

May 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 900 yards (732 - 823 m)
one size; 72" across top edge and 25" inches from neck to bottom of gusset
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Like it’s older sister, Fundamentally Faroese Shawl #1, Fundamentally Faroese #2 is designed to walk you through the unique construction of a Faroese shawl, an amazing work of knitted engineering with a logic to the construction that is best knit to be learned. With all the traditional shaping and a basic and traditional lace pattern, a Fundamentally Faroese Shawl will give you the tools and experience you need to enjoy these shawls.
In Fundamentally Faroese #2, the lace pattern is mitered on each side of the gusset and the lace pattern reverses to form a mirror image. The miter gives FF#2 a traditional angular shape and makes it a bit shorter than FF#1. An alternative but still tradtional method of finishing for the border/gusset is used. The solid gusset shows off a hand-dyed yarn or it could easily be embellished with needle felting, buttons or applied Icord. Perhaps add some stitches to the gusset and have a cable up the back. Lots of possibilities!