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Fir Cone Lace Shawl & Scarf


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Designer Becky ffitch, our lace teacher, was inspired by the traditional Shetland lace patterns found in historic stitch dictionaries. Our rectangular shawl and scarf begin with sideways sawtooth garter-stitch edgings. The length is then knitted in a classic Fir Cone eyelet pattern that’s lacy enough to make you feel pretty and opaque enough to be cozy. Just the thing for a tromp on the moors!

The pattern also includes instructions for creating a simple lace edging, shown here sewn to a silk half-slip peeking out from under our skirt. The pattern gives other ideas for how to use this sweet little strip of knitted lace.

Shawl: Approx. 19 x 80”/48 x 203cm, after blocking. 
Scarf: Approx. 71⁄2 x 72”/19 x 183cm, after blocking.

Shawl: 7 skeins Jamieson’s Shetland Ultra (210 yds /192m each); shown in Color 102. Or approx. 1470 yds/1345m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.

Scarf: 2 skeins Isager Spinni Wool 1 (330 yds/302m each); shown in Color 15s. Or approx. 660 yds/604m of lace-weight yarn.

Edging only: Approx. 3–4yds/m of lace-weight yarn per inch of knitted edging; shown in Isager Spinni Wool 1 for skirt edging.

US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge. 
Plus spare needle same size or smaller. 
4 locking stitch markers. Darning needle to finish. 
Blocking wires and/or T-pins.

Since we don't carry the yarns suggested for this pattern, we highly recommend Brooklyn Tweed's Value, Shibui's Cima, Pebble or Lunar.  

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