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About the designer

My name is Nazanin (Nazee) S. Fard. I have been designing for publication since 1992. I love to knit and crochet and most of my work is in these two mediums. Since 2007 I have started offering my ...

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K734-Sprout of Life Faroese Shawl

from Nazee's Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : K734-Sprout of Life Faroese Shawl
K734-Sprout of Life Faroese Shawl
K734-Sprout of Life Faroese Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Yarn over, ssk, k2tog, s2kp2, LT, RT

Pattern Description:

The pattern and color for this shawl reminds me of rejuvenation. The shape of this shawl is based on the Faroese shawl concept. Therefore it stays on the shoulders keeping the wearer warm. The pattern is worked as a border. The rest of the shawl is worked in Garter stitch. Instead of fringe which is customary for Faroese shawls, I have used a beautiful edging that I found in a magazine from 1880.

This pattern is part of a collection of six designs. 50% of the proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to Brain Cancer research at UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) in memory of my sister who lost her battle with the disease in July 2012.


20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Garter stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Total depth from neck: 25" (64 cm)
  • Wing span: 55" (140 cm)


  • 780-800 yards DK weight yarn
  • Circular knitting needles US size 6 (4 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

780 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth yarn DK marino Superwash



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