Faroese Shawl

Tra­di­tional lace de­sign

The Knitter - - Contents - EL­IZ­A­BETH LOVICK

EL­IZ­A­BETH LOVICK loves to ex­plore tra­di­tional shawl con­struc­tions from around Europe, and her lat­est de­sign for The Knit­ter is based on the clas­sic Faroese shape. These com­prise two tri­an­gles with a cen­tral gus­set be­tween them; the re­sult is that this type of shawl stays on the shoul­ders bet­ter than many flat shawls. Her de­sign is knit­ted in a hand-dyed ar­ti­san yarn from Sweet Ge­or­gia, called Bul­let­proof Sock. PAT­TERN NOTES The shawl is knit­ted from the bot­tom up. Each row con­sists of a five-stitch bor­der, one tri­an­gu­lar ‘wing’, the back gus­set, a sec­ond tri­an­gu­lar ‘wing’, and a five-stitch bor­der. Sep­a­rate charts are given for the wings and the bor­der. At the shoul­ders, ex­tra stitches are de­creased in the wings. Then one bor­der is knit­ted along the re­main­ing stitches, re­mov­ing them, and the two bor­ders are grafted to­gether.

STITCH PAT­TERNS WING CHART

Row 1 (RS): K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K15, *K2­tog, yo, K16; rep from * to last 8 sts, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 2 and all alt rows: Knit. Row 3: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K5, K2­tog, yo, K6, K2­tog, yo, K1; rep from * to last 5 sts, K3, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 5: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K3; rep from * to last 3 sts, K1, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 7: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K5; rep from * to last 19 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 9: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, yo, K3­tog tbl, (yo, K2, K2­tog) twice, yo, K3; rep from * to last 17 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 11: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, (K2­tog, yo, K2) twice, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2; rep from * to last 15 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 13: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2; rep from * to last 13 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 15: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K1, K2­tog, yo, K2, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2; rep from * to last 11 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 17: K2­tog, K4, *yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K2, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K2, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 19: K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K6, *K2­tog, yo, K8, yo, K2­tog tbl, K6; rep from * to last 17 sts, K2­tog, yo, K7, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 21: K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, *K13, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl; rep from * to last 21 sts, K13, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 23: K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4, *K2­tog, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4; rep from * to last 15 sts, K2­tog, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 25: K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, *K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3; rep from * to last 14 sts, (K2­tog, yo, K4) twice, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 27: K2­tog, K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, *K2­tog, yo, K3, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2; rep from * to last 13 sts, K2­tog, yo, K3, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 29: K2­tog, K7, *K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K4; rep from * to last 12 sts, K2­tog, yo, K8, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 31: K2­tog, K6, *K2­tog, yo, K6, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K5; rep from * to last 11 sts, K2­tog, yo, K7, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 33: K2­tog, K4, *K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K5, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K5; rep from * to last 11 sts, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 35: K2­tog, K2, K2­tog, yo, *K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4, K2­tog, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo; rep from * to last 9 sts, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 37: K2­tog, *K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K9; rep from * to last 11 sts, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl twice. 2 sts dec’d. Row 39: K2­tog, K1, *yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K13; rep from * to last 8 sts, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K1, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d.

FAROESE SHAWLS STAY ON THE SHOUL­DERS BET­TER THAN MANY FLAT SHAWLS

Row 41: K2­tog, K1, *yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K15; rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K1, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 43: K2­tog, *K2­tog, yo, K16; rep from * to last 5, K2­tog, yo, K1, K2­tog tbl. 2 sts dec’d. Row 44: Knit.

GUS­SET CHART

Row 1 (RS): K14, K2­tog, yo, K15. Row 2 and all alt rows: Knit. Row 3: K5, K2­tog, yo, K6, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K5, K2­tog, yo, K6. Row 5: K4, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4. Row 7: K3, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3. Row 9: K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, (yo, K2, K2­tog) twice, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, yo, K2­tog tbl, yo, K5. Row 11: K5, (K2­tog, yo, K2) twice, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K6. Row 13: K8, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, yo, K2­tog tbl, K8. Row 15: K7, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K1, K2­tog, yo, (K2, yo, K2­tog tbl) twice, K7.

Row 17: K6, (K2­tog, yo, K2) twice, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, (K2, yo, K2­tog tbl) twice, K6.

Row 19: K5, K2­tog, yo, K7, K2­tog, yo, K8, yo, K2­tog tbl, K5.

Row 21: K4, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K13, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4.

Row 23: K3, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4, K2­tog, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3.

Row 25: K2, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2.

Row 27: K1, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, K2­tog, yo, K2, K2­tog, yo, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1.

Row 29: K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K4, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K3, K2­tog, yo, K3. Row 31: K4, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo, K6, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K4. Row 33: K5, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K5, K2­tog, yo, K1, yo, K2­tog tbl, K5, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K5. Row 35: (K5, K2­tog, yo) twice, K3, yo, K2­tog tbl, K4, K2­tog, yo, K6.

Row 37: K11, K2­tog, yo, K5, yo, K2­tog tbl, K11. Row 39: K13, yo, K2­tog tbl, K1, K2­tog, yo, K13. Row 41: K14, yo, K3­tog tbl, yo, K14. Row 43: K15, yo, K15. Row 44: Knit.

SHAWL

Us­ing 5mm nee­dles, cast on 427 sts loosely. Rows 1 to 8: Sl 1 pwise, K to end of row. Row 9: Sl 1 pwise, K4, pm, K193, pm, K31, pm, K193, pm, K5. Now work from the charts, plac­ing them as fol­lows: Row 1: Sl 1 pwise, K4 (for bor­der), slm, work the Wing Chart, slm, work the Gus­set Chart, slm, work the Wing Chart, slm, K5 for the bor­der. Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, K to end of row. Work the 44 rows of the charts, not­ing that even-num­bered rows are not charted and are worked Sl 1 pwise, K to end of row. 149 sts rem in each wing; 339 sts on nee­dle. Cont as fol­lows: Row 1: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 6 sts dec’d. Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, K4, K2­tog, K to last 7 sts, K2­tog tbl, K5. 2 sts dec’d. Row 3: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K to mrk, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 4 sts dec’d. Row 4: As Row 2. 2 sts dec’d. Rows 5 to 8: Re­peat Rows 3 and 4 twice more. 12 more sts dec’d. Re­peat Rows 1 to 8 five times more, then Rows 1 to 4 again. 169 sts.

SHOUL­DER SHAP­ING

Row 1: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K2, (K4, K2­tog) 10 times, K5, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K2, (K4, K2­tog) 10 times, K5, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 143 sts. Rows 2 to 4: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K to mrk, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 12 more sts dec’d. Row 5: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 6 sts dec’d. Rows 6 to 8: As Rows 2-4. 113 sts rem. Row 9: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, (K2, K2­tog) 10 times, K1, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K1, (K2, K2­tog) 10 times, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 87 sts. Rows 10 to 12: As Rows 2-4. 12 more sts dec’d. Row 13: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 6 sts dec’d. Rows 14 to 16: As Rows 2-4. 12 more sts dec’d; 57 sts rem. Row 17: Sl 1 pwise, K4, slm, K2­tog, (K2­tog, K1, K2­tog) 3 times, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, K to 2 sts be­fore mrk, K2­tog tbl, slm, K2­tog, (K2­tog, K1, K2­tog) 3 times, K2­tog tbl, slm, K5. 39 sts. Rows 18-20: As Rows 2-4, re­mov­ing mrks. 27 sts.

BACK NECK

Row 1: Sl 1 pwise, K3, K2­tog, turn. Row 2: Sl 1 pwise, K4. Rep these two rows un­til 11 sts rem, then work Row 1 again. Break yarn, leav­ing a 60cm tail for graft­ing.

FIN­ISH­ING

Graft the two sets of bor­der sts to­gether. Weave in all ends, but do not cut. Wash and block gen­tly to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band, shap­ing the back gus­set first, then the two wings. Leave to dry com­pletely. Cut off all ends.

E za­beth Lovick Hvalba

The deep lace edg­ing is paired with a garter stitch body

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