Designer Becky ffitch, our lace teacher, was inspired by the traditional Shetland lace patterns found in historic stitch dictionaries. Our rectangular shawl and scarf begin with sideways sawtooth garter-stitch edgings. The length is then knitted in a classic Fir Cone eyelet pattern that’s lacy enough to make you feel pretty and opaque enough to be cozy. Just the thing for a tromp on the moors!
The pattern also includes instructions for creating a simple lace edging, shown here sewn to a silk half-slip peeking out from under our skirt. The pattern gives other ideas for how to use this sweet little strip of knitted lace.
Shawl: Approx. 19 x 80"/48 x 203cm, after blocking.
Scarf: Approx. 71⁄2 x 72"/19 x 183cm, after blocking.
Shawl: 7 skeins Jamieson’s Shetland Ultra. Or approx. 1470 yds/1345m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.
Scarf: 2 skeins Isager Spinni Wool 1. Or approx. 660 yds/604m of lace-weight yarn.