Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman


March 2008
Lace ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Star Chart (not essential)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 1312 yards (400 - 1200 m)
38" x 82"
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This pattern is available for free.

From I fell in love with Estonian lace for its beautiful undulating forms. The curving lines and blossoms of this shawl, coupled with the spectacular green of the Fleece Artist yarn, also suggest the waving fronds and floats of an undersea kelp forest.

This pattern will challenge you with uniquely Estonian stitches. Also, stitch markers are tricky to place in these pattern stitches, so being able to read your knitting is a must! But wrong side rows are straightforward purling to let you catch your breath. So jump on in, the water is fine!

Shoulderette (Shawl)


  • Length at center back: 23 (38) inches
  • Width: 50 (82) inches

Shoulderette is knit on size 4 needles with Misti Alpaca Lace.
Shawl is knit on size 5 needles with Fleece Artist Suri Blue.

For (untested) written directions see this post.