Margrét is a triangular shawl in the purest Icelandic lace tradition with its spider motif in the body and an undulating lace border.
In the Old days, shawls like this would be knitted with a very fine and soft handspun þel yarn, the inner soft layer of the Icelandic sheep. Today, Love Story is the Icelandic yarn that comes the closest to it. The pattern was also published in my book Icelandic Handknits (Voyageurs Press). The single pattern has both charted and written instructions.
Finished measurements: triangle 170 cm / 67” at widest, 85 cm / 33.5” height
Yarn: Love Story from Hélène Magnússon, pure new wool, 100% Icelandic lambswool, fine lace weight, 1 ply, 25 g skein = 225 m / 246 yds
4 colors CC1, CC2, CC3 and CC4
CC1: Natural black, 2 skeins
CC2/CC3/CC4: Basalt grey (dark), Natural grey (light), Natural white, 1 skein each.
Gauge: 10 x10 cm / 4”x 4” = 22 sts and 26 rows in Stocking st on needle 4 mm
Needles: Size 4 mm/US 6 circ needle; size 3 mm / USC2/D3 crochet hook
Techniques: The shawl is knitted from the top down. It is made of two identical triangles with 3 middle sts and 3 sts garter st borders on both sides.
Pattern: once you’ve made your payment, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern PDF. We don’t send patterns by snail mail.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern
Current PDFs uploaded: MargretENG1-1, MargretFR1-1, MargrétISL1-1