Spruce Forest

Spruce Forest

Estonian Lace Shawl

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This triangular shawl is constructed using a combination of traditional and modern Estonian construction methods and is adorned with an Estonian “Cube & Spruce” allover motif. Worked in a pale shade of grey, it reminds us of snowy woods during Winter. Nupp clusters add subtle texture to the central triangle and a lacy border makes this a pretty accessory that will keep your neck warm during the cold weather, or act as a light layer during chilly evenings in the warmer seasons.


  • Approximately 770 yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • Working Gauge: 18 stitches and 22½ rows = 4″ in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Size A needle; measurement taken before blocking
  • Finished Gauge: 16 stitches and 33 rows = 4″ in Spruce Forest Lace Pattern with Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after moderate lace-blocking

Size A needle:

  • 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge; designer recommends wood or bamboo needles with tapered points
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 61½” wingspan; 35″ height from center-top to tip of triangle; measurements taken from relaxed sample after lace-blocking
Construction notes
  • This shawl is worked in three parts. The first is the central lace triangle, which begins at the bottom tip with 3 stitches and is increased as it is worked towards the top of triangle. After completion of central triangle, stitches are picked up along the diagonal side edges to work a lace edging. Finally, you will resume knitting across the live stitches at the top of triangle, picking up additional stitches from the side borders, to work the top border.
Nancy Bush
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Nancy Bush