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My mother taught me to craft when I was young, and its been down hill ever since.

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Utilitarian Faroese Shawl

from Cast On For You
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Utilitarian Faroese Shawl
Utilitarian Faroese Shawl
Utilitarian Faroese Shawl
Utilitarian Faroese Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Yarn over
  • Bind off

Pattern Description:

I live on a working farm and sometimes i need to step out for a min. During the cold/chilly months, I wanted something to grab and put on for just a step outside and to wear around the house cuz im ALWAYS cold. I didnt want to mess with shawl pins or having to keep putting this thing on my shoulders right. And I would be working around the house/farm in this and lace was NOT an option....So I made this..... Faroese Shawl. I practically live in this thing during the winter/cold months!!

This shawl is knit from the top down.
Written directions.
I also give measurments in the pattern so you can sub yarn and needles for it.


3 stitches per inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • OPTIONAL (Pictured shawl is 77in x 28in)


  • US 13 - 9.0 mm Circular needle~60inch

You Will Also Need:

  • 6 ring markers
  • 1 saftey pin or lock marker or whatever you got to mark the right side.

Suggested yarn:

555 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Homespun


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