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Shetland Shawl

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Shetland Shawl Lace and Centre Stitches

Centre Pattern:

Cast on a number divisible by 6 and 2 extra.

1st Row: Sl 1, k1, *yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k1, Rep from * to end of row

2nd and Alternate Rows: Sl 1, Purl to end

3rd Row: Sl 1, k1, * K1, yo, Sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, Rep from * to end of row

5th Row: Sl 1, k2tog, k1, * yo, k1, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, Rep from * to last 4 sts yo, K1, yo, K1, K2tog.

7th Row: Sl 1, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, Sl 1, k2tog, psso, Rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k3, yo, k2tog

Purl 8th row, then repeat these eight rows for length required, usually a square. Edge with a knitted lace.

Shetland lace knitting chart

Lace Edging:

Cast on 14.

1st Row: sl 1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, yo, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k2

2nd Row: k4, p1, k2, p3, k5

3rd Row: sl 1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, yo, k2tog, k5

4th Row: k7, p3, k5.

5th Row: sl 1, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, yo, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, yo twice, k3.

6th Row: k4, p1, k2 ,p1, k2, p3, k5

7th Row: sl 1, k1 (yo, k2 tog) twice, k2, yo, k2 tog, k8

8th Row: cast off 4, k6, p3, k5.

Rep these 8 rows for length around finished shawl.

Sew lace around edge of shawl, gathering slightly at the corners so the lace lies flat.


This pattern is in the public domain. These instructions are based on the version from Handycrafts Magazine, series A2. c 1962. HTML version Copyright © March 31st 1999 Sarah Bradberry