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A dramatic rectangular shawl inspired by traditional Shetland lace-knitting.

The main panel of the shawl is worked first, flat, then an inner border is picked up around all edges and worked in the round. Finally a lace edging is knitted on perpendicularly, around the entire perimeter of the shawl.

The lace patterns are given both as charts and as full written instructions.

Finished Measurements

70” (178 cm) long and 17” (43 cm) wide (after blocking).


  • 790 yds/(722 m) of lace-weight yarn
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles
  • One 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needle (optional, for working edging)
  • One cable needle
  • Smooth waste yarn in contrasting colour
  • Darning needle
  • Four stitch markers

Skills required

  • Standard lace incs and decs, e.g. yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2psso
  • Cabling
  • Picking up sts
  • Grafting
  • Provisional CO
  • Knitting on an edging perpendicularly (explained in pattern)