Check out this new kit - the Fir Cone Shawl/Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
If you are inspired by the traditional Shetland lace patterns found in historic stitch dictionaries, here’s a fun and enjoyable knit . This rectangular shawl (or scarf) begins with sideways sawtooth garter-stitch edgings and the length is then knit in a classic Fir Cone eyelet pattern. We recommend Rowan Valley Tweed for this project - It’s a rustic British wool with a tweedy fleck to add interest and colour to a wardrobe.. Choose from a scarf kit with 3 skeins or a kit with 7 seven skeins to make the generous shawl. As the folks at Churchmouse quip, “Just the thing for a tromp on the moors!”
The pattern also includes instructions for creating a simple lace edging, shown here sewn to a silk half-slip peeking out from under our skirt. The pattern gives other ideas for how to use this sweet little strip of knitted lace.
Shawl: Approx. 19 x 80" / 48 x 203cm, after blocking
Scarf: Approx. 7.5 x 72" / 19x 183cm, after blocking
For this project we are using Rowan Valley Tweed for a rustic tweed effect lace fabric with a soft drape. You will need 3 skeins for the scarf and 7 for the generous shawl
Skein Weight: 50 g / 2.88 oz
Skein Length: 207 m / 226 yds
Knitting Gauge: 24 sts & 36 rows = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 3.25mm (US 3)
Yarn Fibre: 100 % Wool
Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.
Each shawl kit contains:
Each scarf kit contains:
You will also need:
- Size 3.5 mm/ US 4 needles
- Spare needle same size or smaller
- 4 locking stitch markers
- Yarn needle
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