Irtfa'a Faroese Lace Shawl

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Irtfa'a Faroese Lace Shawl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • applied (knitted on) lace edging
  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

A Faroese shawl in one size featuring an array of lace patterns evoking the magical textures and colorful highlights of the raven's cloak. Shawl is worked top-down, with shaping at the shoulders, incorporated front edging, and an applied (knitted on) lace edging at the outer border.


25 sts and 36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch (unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length at center back (blocked) = 29 inches Width across top edge (blocked) = 78 inches Total circumference at hem (blocked) = 104 inches


  • 1350 yards (1200mts) of laceweight yarn which has approximately 200-220 yards per ounce. Recommended for handpainted yarns with subtle color variations.
  • size 4US (3.5mm) 24" circular needle, or size to obtain correct gauge size 3US (3.25 mm) 32" circular needle for edging

Suggested yarn:

1350 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci



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I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.

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