The lace shawl „Shetland Summer“ is a play on elements of the lace knitting tradition from the Shetland Islands. It is knitted from a fine lace yarn (50% lambswool, 50% Shetland wool) from Jamieson’s of Shetland. The use of relatively large knitting needles creates a particularly airy structure, allowing the shawl to be worn gathered around the neck or open to reveal its true splendor.
The symmetrical triangular shawl is made in two steps. First, you knit an outer border. Then you cast on stitches on the right side of the border and work the main triangular pattern while steadily decreasing stitches.
„Shetland Summer“ is also part of my E-Book „Midsummer“ along with 8 other beautiful designs.
Skill level: medium for lace knitters
Yarn: 125 g Jamieson’s of Shetland Ultra (195 m/ 25 g) – 5 balls of 25 g each
Needle size: 4,5 mm
The digital pattern includes photos, details on preparation & material, understandable knitting instructions and clear charts (only drawn, not written in words).