Lysning by Skeindeer Knits


March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
US 10 - 6.0 mm
656 - 766 yards (600 - 700 m)
Large and Larger
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This is a classic Faroese style shawl with a simple lace pattern that knits up quickly on big needles with fine woolly yarn. The Faroese shape is gives the shawl a great fit over the shoulders as well as for wrapping it around your neck. As per tradition, the shawl knits bottom-up, so make sure you do not cast on too tightly. Any fingering weight to sport weight yarn that is woollen spun and not superwash treated should be great for this shawl.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help or have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me in my Ravelry group ‘Skeindeer Knits’. It’s the best place for swift support. Happy knitting!

The yellow sample was knitted in Værbitt Venull Røslig 85% Norwegian lambswool, 15% pelt wool (290m / 317yds to 100g).

Yarn alternatives
Hillesvåg Vilje, Rauma Finull, Snældan 2ply, Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper weight, Tukuwool Fingering.
Other sport-fingering weight woollen spun non-superwash sheep wool yarn will also do.

Yarn amounts
Approximately 600 m / 660 yds for the large yellow shawl
and 700 m / 750 yds for the larger white shawl.

Large yellow shawl: 15 sts to make 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch.
Larger white shawl: 13 sts to make 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch.

Choose the needle size that gives you the right gauge.
The yellow sample was made using 5.5 mm (US 9) needles, and the white sample used 6 mm (US 10) needles.

Large: 164 cm wide x 52 cm deep / 64.50” wide x 20.5” deep
Larger: 176 cm wide x 60 cm deep / 69.25” wide x 23.5” deep