Mosaic Shawl

The Shetland Trader

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Mosaic Shawl by The Shetland Trader | Originally published in Making Magazine No. 6. Wanting to have some Shetland-esque, traditional aspects to this shawl, I knew it needed to be garter-stitch based. Just a hint of Fair Isle patterning was brought in through the use of a mosaic stitch pattern, keeping in theme with the garter background. The bold patterning of the colorwork sections is faintly reminiscent of the wonderful organization seen in the dry stone walls that can be found throughout Shetland. The shawl is knit from the center of neck down, beginning from a garter tab, using increases to form a half-circle shape.

Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in garter st and Mosaic Pattern with smaller needles, after blocking

Finished Measurements: 51” (129.5 cm) wingspan and 22” (56 cm) deep at center

Materials Used:

  • Ultra by Jamieson’s of Shetland (50% lambswool, 50% Shetland wool; 25 g / 212 yd)
    • 3 skeins in Shetland Black (MC)
    • 2 skeins in Natural White (CC)
  • 2 ply Lace by Jamieson & Smith (50% lambswool, 50% Shetland wool; 25 g / 185 yd)
    • 3 skeins in L203 (MC)
    • 2 skeins L69 (CC)
  • OR in lace weight yarn: 635 yd (581 m) of MC and 420 yd (384 m) of CC

Needle Size: US 4 / 3.5 mm circulars, 24" / 60cm and 32" or 40" / 80 or 100 cm; One spare needle in size US 6 / 4mm

Pattern Includes: Written & Charted Instructions for Mosaic pattern

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner