Knit your own All-Over Lace Faroese Shawl using these clearly-written instructions by knitwear designer Jackie E-S of HeartStrings FiberArts.
This Faroese style shawl is knitted in a lovely all-over stotckinette stitch lace. The
knitting begins with the center back neckband, then proceeds from the neck down in charming lace heart silhouetted motifs. Yarn over increases and the lace patterns themselves are used to shape the traditional center back panel, side panels, front bands, and fitted shoulders. This design adds a band of garter stitch at each side of the center back panel, giving further definition to the graceful lines of this shawl.
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Planned for 32" long and 48" across at widest point as worn. 1200 yards fingering/jumper weight yarn, 4 stitches/inch, size US 8 / 5.0 mm needles suggested. Knitting starts with just a few stitches at the top and works downward. Easily adjusts to other sizes by knitting to length desired, and other weights of yarn with corresponding adjustment in needle size and yardage. Charted instructions.
The red All-Over Lace Faroese Shawl shown in 2-ply laceweight handspun in a blend of merino wool / alpaca / silk / mohair. The blue All-Over Lace Faroese Shawl shown in the additional images was knitted in a commercial 100% alpaca fingering weight yarn.
Rosemary S writes ...
Love your patterns! I am currently working on (and almost finished) the All-Over Lace Faroese Shawl in Slate Icelandic laceweight yarn. I have about 40 rows left, and I am enjoying knitting this so very much, I had to write to thank you for such a beautiful pattern. This shawl is an absolute delight to knit too, and thanks to you, I can read charts (my first attempt at this) without being scared to death about it :) Thanks again Jackie... I LOVE your work, and hope to be able to get more of your shawl patterns very soon.