Margrét shawl KIT

Margrét is a truly beautiful traditional Icelandic triangular shawl in a wonderful array of colors. It is one of the designs from my book Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects. The book can be purchased all over the world online or in your local bookstore or LYS. The pattern is not available alone. 



Margrét shawl KIT (wool Einband Istex only, no pattern)

19,60 €



The pattern story

Hélène tells us more about the pattern

Margrét is one of the designs and the cover picture from my book Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects.

The book is a rich and varied collection of patterns  inspired by traditional handknitted artifacts from the Textile Museum in Blönduós, Iceland. More than just a book of knitting, it  is infused with bits of Icelandic folklore and culture, vintage photographs, and classic Icelandic recipes. 

Book can be purchased online around the world or in your local bookstore or LYS: if they don't have it they can order it from Voyageur Press, St Paul Minesota or their UK distributor.

The designer

Hélène Magnússon is a leading knit designer in Iceland, the author of many books about traditional Icelandic knitting and the editor of The Icelandic Knitter. She likes to put a new spin on Icelandic traditions. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland, where she studied textile and fashion at Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked as a hired girl in a sheep farm and a mountain guide. The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform the hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in collaboration with tour operator Icelandic Mountain Guides. 


Wool, sizes  & info

The pattern

Finished measurements: triangle 170 cm / 67” at widest, 85 cm / 33.5” height

WoolEinband from Ístex, 100% wool, lace-weight/fingering, 1-ply, 50gr/skein, 50g = ca. 250m/251 yds

MC: shade 0852 (heather black), 2 skeins

CC1: shade 9102 (dark grey) 1 skein

CC2: shade 1027 (medium grey) 1 skein

CC3: shade 1026 (light grey) 2 skeins

CC4: shade 0851 (white) 1 skein

Total yardage: 743 m / 812 yds

Needles: Size 4 mm/US 6 circ needle; size 3 mm / USC2/D3 crochet hook

Notions: Darning needle, markers, blocking wires and pins

Gauge: 10x10 cm / 4”x 4” = 22 sts 26 rows in stocking st on needle 4 mm

Techniques: lace knitting, garter stitch cast on, crocheted bind off

Kit: Kit includes all the yarn necessary to knit the shawl but not the pattern. Pattern is part of the book Icelandic handknits and cannot be purchased separately at the time being. Kit doesn’t include the needles and notions. Shipping costs are not included in the price.  

Errata: please check the errata for the book