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Shetland Swirl Shawl

This graceful shawl swirls around your shoulders in a froth of lovely Shetland lace knitting. It stays in place with its unusual shaping, which is more than a semi-circle and shows the Shetland lace to fine advantage.

The shawl is worked by casting on four stitches at the middle top, then increasing with the “pi” method to create a semi-circular shape. Longer “wings” are shaped with extra increases on the long top edges. It is finished with a lace edging worked sideways and attached to the live stitches of the shawl. This is a garter stitch shawl with lace shaping on every row. NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Experienced lace knitters.

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Recommended yarn

2 balls laceweight yarn, each ball 50 g / 500 m. Sample knit with 50% mulberry silk / 50% merino wool laceweight.
(Shawl uses approximately 950 m, or almost 2 full balls of yarn—it is important to get gauge. Gauge of 25 stitches and 36 rows in lace pattern after blocking = about 5.5 inches square.)

Finished size

30 inches along top curved edge of each "wing" and 27 inches down middle back


3 mm (US 3) 24-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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Shetland Swirl

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