Þórdís: No written records exist for this Þórdís shawl but when compared to triangular shawls known to have been worked by Þórdís Egilsdóttir (1878-1961), housewife from Ísafjördur in the West Fjords of Iceland. There is little doubt that this shawl is one of hers.
It is part of Sigríður Halldórsdóttir’s book Þríhyrnur og langsjöl 1988 (Triangular and long shawls), a reference for Icelandic lace shawls published in the book. Hélène reworked the charts and added written instructions, while the use of her Love Story yarn gets the shawl closer to the original one in finesse.
triangle 225 cm / 88” at widest, 90 cm / 35” 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
MC: Natural white, 2 skeins
CC1 Hafra beige, CC2 Natural brown, CC3 Natural black (very dark brown), CC4 Natural grey (light), CC5 Basalt grey grey (dark), CC6 Raven black, 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
Notions: optional markers, darning needle, blocking wires and pins, blocking mat.
Techniques: The shawl alternates white stripes with purled sts and patterned stripes with shading of natural grey and brown colors. The triangle is knitted from the bottom up. Then sts are picked up at the cast on edge and the lace border worked from the top down.
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 snailmail. Note that this pattern cannot be purchased alone as a single pattern and is only for sale as part of the kit.
Kit: the kit contains the wool and the pattern PDF but not the needles or the other material. Shipping costs are not included
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