Introducing a brand new design- Flukra

This shawl uses the same Shetland construction method as my Aestlight design. It begins with the center garter stitch triangle and it’s pleasing little yarnovers (always such a joy to work). The border comes next with lace being worked on both sides of the knitting. The edging is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked. Flukra is also completely reversible (always handy when you’re in a hurry)!

Flukra means ‘snow falling gently in large flakes’ in Shetland. Click here for pronunciation!  I’m not trying to encourage any early snow falls although I have it on good authority (my dad) that Scotland may be in for it’s worst winter yet!

Thanks to my beautiful friend Jo for modeling (in between tending to her 6 week old baby)!

Approx 60”/153cm across top of shawl and 27”/69cm in depth at center back of shawl.

US 6/4mm 32”/80cm circular needle.

700 yards/640m laceweight yarn.
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Lace (950 yards/869m/114g; 100% Superwash Merino Wool) colour “denim”.

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

20 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter st on US 6/4mm needles.
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
(Exact gauge is not crucial as there is a generous amount of give in this shawl at the blocking stage).

Technical Notes
This shawl begins with a Shetland construction method to create the center triangle. Stitches are then easily picked up from the yarn over loops that are formed down two sides and the border is worked outwards from the triangle. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked.
Lace is worked on both sides of the knitting, however there is no right or wrong side to the knitting.


Gudrun Johnston