Evelyn Clark

Price: $7.95

Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl #R901

The dramatic swirl of stitches on this shawl is created by Fir Cone lace, a traditional pattern from the Shetland Islands that is simple to knit and easy to memorize.

The triangle is knit from the top down, ending with a simple scalloped lace edging. Since that edging can be started at the end of any 10-row lace repeat, it is easy to customize the size. The shawl looks great in a variety of lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

This design originally appeared in Wrap Style, published by Interweave Press in 2005.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sample Shawl: 75g (450 yds/412m) Nature's Palette Lace Silk & Wool, lace weight yarn (18 wpi), 30% silk/70% wool, Zinfandel color

Needles: 24" (61cm) or longer circular needles in size to obtain gauge. Suggested sizes shown below.

Yarn Weight Yarn Amount Needle Size 4" (10cm)

St st Gauge

Blocked Size

18+ wpi

450 yds (412m) US 4 (3.5mm) 22 sts 25 x 50"

63.5 x 127cm


16–17 wpi

510 yds (466m) US 6 (4mm) 18 sts 30 x 60"

76 x 152.5cm


13–15 wpi

610 yds (558m) US 8 (5mm) 14 sts 35 x 70"

89 x 178cm

PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.

Please read Patterns page before ordering.