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Ice Fantasia

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

A Faroese shawl in one size with transitioning diamond and chevron patterns that evoke textures and shapes of ice and frost formations. Shawl is worked top-down, with shaping at the shoulders and an applied (knitted on) lace edging at the outer border.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in shawl size.


24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unstretched, unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length at center back (blocked) = 30 inches Width across top edge (blocked) = 84 inches Total circumference at hem (blocked) = 120 inches


  • 1230 yards (1125 m) of any springy, laceweight yarn with 400 yards per 2 ounces.
  • Needles: size 6US (4.0 mm), or size to obtain correct gauge size 4US (3.5 mm) needle for edging (or needle two sizes smaller than body needle); DPN in same size (optional

Suggested yarn:

1125 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knitting Notions Classic Merino Lace

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