Old Maiden Aunt's Shetland lace weight creates an amazingly crisp but woolly fabric. It's perfect for true knitted lace, with patterning on right side and wrong side rows, which needs to hold a firm block to show its full potential. Don't worry if your lace looks like a crumpled heap before blocking, that's normal!
The shawl features traditional Shetland lace patterns combined in a clean, simple way with a garter stitch centre. The edging is worked first as a long strip and stitches are picked up from the centre. A looped yarn over selvedge makes this is a simple process. The centre is shaped with decreases until only a few stitches are left, these are grafted together for a neat finish.
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19 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in well blocked garter stitch
One size available.
72" / 180cm wide and 30" / 75cm deep
800 yards (732 m) of laceweight wool
shown in Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 2ply Laceweight (100% wool, 800 yards (732 meters), 100g)
Needles and notions
US 5 - 3.75 mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular
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