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Windswept Shawl

Light and airy as milkweed and thistledown, this shawl in Shetland lace evokes a feeling of being swept away by a breath of wind.

The shawl begins in the centre and works outwards in stocking stitch rounds. The lace patterning is worked on the front side, with increases creating sweeping curves in various Shetland lace motifs. There is lace shaping on every round. A garter stitch edging is knit sideways and attached to the live stitches of the shawl and bound off as you go. NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Experienced lace knitters.

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Recommended yarn

4 balls laceweight yarn, each ball 50 g / 500 m. Sample knit with 50% mulberry silk / 50% merino wool laceweight.

Finished size

70 inches in diameter


4 mm (US 6) 16-inch circular needles

4 mm (US 6) 24-inch circular needles

4 mm (US 6) set of 5 short double-pointed needles

or size needed to obtain gauge

Other supplies

coloured stitch markers (ideally 1 in first colour, 7 in second colour, 33 in third colour), fine tapestry needle, needle point covers, 96 rustproof pins

Printed pattern or pdf

$12.00 CDN / US

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