Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl

June 2005
Lace ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
Can be customized
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The dramatic swirl of stitches on this shawl is created by Fir Cone lace, a traditional pattern from the Shetland Islands that is simple to knit and easy to memorize.

The triangle is knit from the top down, ending with a simple scalloped lace edging. Since that edging can be started at the end of any 10-row lace repeat, it is easy to customize the size. The shawl looks great in a variety of lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

This design originally appeared in Wrap Style, published by Interweave Press in 2005. This version used needle size 6 (4 mm) and measured 54” wide x 24” deep and used the linked yarn.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level

Sample Shawl
75g (450 yds/412m) Nature’s Palette Lace Silk & Wool, lace weight yarn (18 wpi), 30% silk/70% wool, Zinfandel color

Wrap Style version used 458 yards of Jaeger Cashmina for a size of 54” (137cm) wide across top edge and 24” (61cm) long from center of top edge to bottom of point after blocking.