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Ishbel Kit

Knit your own version of the iconic Ysolda shawl design with this limited edition kit, celebrating the 12th anniversary of Ishbel's original publication in 2009.

Gwynn Oak
Hollins Market
Park Heights
Ernest Shaw

Ishbel kits feature a first chance to try Neighborhood Fiber Co's new non-superwash, organic yarn Rustic Fingering base; a print copy of the freshly updated pattern; and an exclusive project bag illustrated by Ysolda. Over the last 12 years tens of thousands of knitters around the world have knit Ishbel, many of them as their first shawl. Whether this will be your first Ishbel, or your tenth, we hope it brings you joy.

Please note that the hand dyed skeins are all unique and the appearance of colours can also vary between devices. For the 2 skein kits we'll carefully pick the best match for you, but be aware that colours may appear differently from pictured. The uniqueness is part of what makes them special! 

"Omg the Ishbel was beautiful. Such a gorgeous single. And it blocks beautifully. In the skein I thought the Ernest Shaw colourway would be more variegated but knit up the tone shifts are really smooth, like snow clouds." Carina, our sample knitter


Ishbel's popularity is no coincidence: like so many other knitters you'll enjoy the soothing rhythm of the stockinette centre, perfectly balanced with the fun lace pattern. It's a great knitting experience that results in a beautiful, wearable finished project. New to lace or shawl knitting? You'll be joining all of the knitters who set-out on a creative, fulfilling shawl knitting journey, empowered by their success with Ishbel as a first project. As part of our anniversary celebrations we're launching a free workshop and knitalong, so you'll be accompanied through each step of the pattern.

The Ishbel pattern is included in the kit, and can also be ordered separately if you prefer to substitute yarn.

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Pattern formats

The Ishbel Kit includes a pattern booklet, professionally printed in full colour using eco-friendly inks on recylced paper. The booklet includes a download code, providing complimentary access to the pdf pattern, and can be used to add it to your Ravelry library.

The downloadable pattern includes the following versions:

  • 3 column format pdf designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper
  • mobile format pdf optimised for viewing on small devices
  • low vision pdf format designed to be printed on A4 or letter paper

Skills for knitting this project

  • knitting, purling
  • picking up stitches
  • working flat
  • lace (using a chart or written directions)
  • k2tog decreases
  • ssk decreases

Helpful tutorials


Ishbel is a simple triangular shawl pattern that can be worked in four sizes and two different yarn weights.
S[M, L, XL]
Approximate length at top edge: 48.5[51, 66, 79]” / 123[128, 168, 200]cm wide
Approximate depth: 14.5[16.5,19.5, 31]” / 37[42, 49.5, 78]cm
The pink shawl is the x-large size.