Wast Side Shawl
(West Side of Shetland)
This shawl’s construction begins with the edging. Yarn over loops are created along the top edge and then picked up along the entire strip of edging. The shawl is then worked inwards, thus reducing the number of the stitches on the needles every row! The lace patterns featured in the edging and border are both of Shetland origin. Fern Lace is an easy to memorize and distinctive pattern.
Approximately 45 inches/114 cm (52 inches/132 cm wide) and 18 inches/45.5 cm (21 inches/53 cm) long.
450 (550) yrds fingering (4ply) or laceweight yarn.
US 6/4mm 24 inch circular needle
US 6/4mm DPN’s (or two straights)
20 sts and 32 rows= 4 inches in Stockinette St using US #6/4mmm needles.