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Reykjavik, Iceland

I love knitting and have been knitting since I was 6 years old. Today I knit and I make my own designs together with teaching knitting, e.g. Double knitting, Entrelac knitting and beginners how to ...

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Diamond, Faroese Shawl

from Gudrun Maria
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamond, Faroese Shawl
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Back of larger Shawl
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Back of smaller shawl
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Front side of larger shawl
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Shadow
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Close to pattern
Diamond, Faroese Shawl Front side of smaller Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Lace Knitting
  • Garter Stitch
  • Knitted Decreases

Pattern Description:

A Faroese shawl is a traditional piece of clothing from the Faroe Islands. The unique design of Faroese shawls is the center back gusset shaping. Each shawl consists of two triangular side panels, a trapezoid-shaped back gusset, an edge treatment, some also have shoulder shaping. The shaping allows these shawls to drape over the shoulders and remain in place as the wearer moves, even if the shawl is not pinned in place.

Now you can make your very own Faroese Shawl. This pattern is knit from the bottom up in garter stitch. Pattern contains two sizes but you can adjust size by using other needle sizes.

Pattern is CHARTED


19 stitches in sts = 4in / 10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx 60 x 26 inch (155 x 65 cm)


  • Circular needle 33in / 80 cm
  • 2-ply yarn about 788 yards / 720 meters

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 markers

Suggested yarn:

788 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Snaeldan 2tr (2ply)

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