Sandness is published in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 5 collection and can be purchased as an individual pattern for $7.00 here.


This shawl is worked using a modified version of a traditional Shetland construction. In this case stockinette stitch replaces the typical garter stitch used in the center triangle portion of the shawl. As with the traditional method, yarn overs are worked at the beginning of every row creating visual loops, which are then picked up to work the border. Sandness is intended as a bigger cousin companion to my Norby beanie as they share the same textured pattern.

Sandness is the town in Shetland in which Norby beach can be found.

Small (Large)
50½ (62¼)” wingspan and 25¼ (31)” height at center spine

Approximately 715 (1085) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Artifact (smaller version) and Long Johns (larger version)

Size A (for Shawl):
One 32” long circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edging):
One 24” long circular needle one size smaller than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Gauge:
23 stitches & 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle
24 stitches & 38 rows = 4” in Textured Stitch Pattern (from Chart or written instructions) with Size A needle