Shetland-style Lace Shawl

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A tribute to a beautiful woodland in the designer’s native Shetland, this shawl uses a traditional lace motif to depict a copse of trees. The triangular shape grows from a single stitch. The stitches are left live along the long edge while yarn-over loops are picked up along the other two edges to anchor the lace edging, which is worked sideways (perpendicular to the body of the shawl). Halligarth can be worked as a shawlette or as a more traditional large shawl.

Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.

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  • 590 (1175) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 3 (5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in colors Barn Owl (small version) & Tent (large version)
  • 20 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in lace pattern from Shawl Chart with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 20 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in lace pattern from Edging Chart with Size B needle, after blocking

Size A (for Center Triangle):

  • One 32″ (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edging):

  • One 40″ circular needle, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Finished dimensions
  • Small (Large)
  • 51 (63)” wingspan; 27¼ (33½)” height at center spine

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Backwards Loop Cast On
  • Wet-Blocking
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