Shetland Isles Lace Shawl

 

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

6 ounces 2 ply (or 3 ply) Baby Wool

Two No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US Knitting Needles

Two No. 4 UK/3.50 mm/4 US Knitting Needles

MEASUREMENTS

48 inches x 48 inches

ABBREVIATIONS

Wl.fwd = wool or yarn forward

TENSION

7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch with No. 7 needles

CENTRE

With No. 4 needles cast on 180 stitches. A crochet cast on will match the cast off edge. Do both loosely.

12 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: *K1 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

2nd and alternate rows: K1 purl to last stitch K1.

Row 3: *K2 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 5: *K3 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K1. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 7: *K4 (Wl.fwd Sl.1.K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 9: *K2 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 11: *K1 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 12: K1 Purl to last stitch K1.

Repeat these 12 rows until work measures 42 inches from beginning ending with purl row.

Cast off loosely.

BORDER

With No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US needles cast on 10 stitches.

20 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog (Wl.fwd.) twice. (That is, wind wool twice around needle. In following row each loop will be worked as a stitch thus making 2 stitches) K2tog K1.

Row 2: Sl.1 K1 (K1 P1) into the double wool forward of previous row (That is knit into 1 loop and purl into 2nd loop of the double Wl.fwd), K2 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 3: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K4.

Row 4: Increase 1 Stitch in 1st stitch K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 5: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * once K1.

Row 6: Sl.1 K1 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * once K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 7: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K7.

Row 8: K9 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 9: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * twice K1.

Row 10: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * twice. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 11: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K10

Row 12: K3 K2tog K7 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 13: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 3 times K1.

Row 14: K2 *(K1 PI) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * 3 times K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 15: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K13.

Row 16: (K3 K2tog) twice K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 17: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 4 times K1.

Row 18: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * 4 times. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 19: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K16.

Row 20: The stitch on the right hand needle after casting off is counted as 1 stitch.

Cast off 13 stitches loosely K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Repeat these 20 rows until work measures 4¾ yards ending with 20th pattern row.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at one corner, sew (tack and carefully match) the border around the centre, gathering it at the corners to keep work flat. Sew evenly to keep seam from binding. Sew the cast-off edge of the border to the cast-on edge. Roll shawl in a damp towel for several hours, then spread out flat, pinning each point out separately with rustless pins and leave until dry.

Gentle waves of the ocean. Shetland lace.



Shetland Faery Lace Baby

Matinee Coat and Bonnet of Exquisite Daintiness

Woven by the Faeries?
It could have been, but it is in fact hand knitted in delicate Lace Shetland Wool.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

2 ozs Maygrove’s 2ply Lace Shetland Wool or 2 ozs  Maygrove’s  “Thistle Mist”

1 pair No. UK 12 Double Century Knitting Needles/US 2/Metric 2.75mm

Crochet Hook  No. UK 1/US 1/ Metric 2.75mm

3 Buttons

About 3/4 yard ribbon for Bonnet

To Fit a Baby from Birth to 4 months

SUGGESTED YARN

Sirdar Snuggly 100% Merino 4 Ply (shown in Powder) ~ Needles 3.25mm – 3.25mm

“Spun from pure natural fibres, the light-weight 4-ply yarn is breathable and gentle on delicate skin.”

ABBREVIATIONS

K = Knit. P = Purl. M.l. = make 1. S.l.= Slip 1. P.S.S.O.= Pass slip stitch over. Tog. = Together. Patt. = pattern. St. = Stitch.

PATTERN

The Matinee Coat is worked in one piece commencing at the lower edge of back.

Cast on 93 sts and work in pattern as follows:

Row 1: K.l, K.2 tog., * M l, K.3, M.l, K. twice into the next st. M.l, K.3, M.l, S.l, K2 tog., P.S.S.O., rep. from * ending the last rep. with S.l, K.l, P.S.S.O., K.l, instead of S.1, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O. (120 stitches). *

2nd and Alternate Rows. Purl.

Row 3: K.1, K.2 tog., * M.l, K.3 toe., M.l, K.2 tog., M l, S.l, K.1, P.S.S.O., M.l, S.2, K.l, P.S.S.O. (both sts.), M.l, S.l, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O., rep. from * ending last rep. with S.l., K.l., P.S.S.O., K.l., instead of S.l., K.2 tog., P.S.S.O. (93 stitches).

Row 5: K.4, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.l, M.l, S.1

K.l, P.S.S.O., K.5, rep. from * ending the last rep. with K.4, instead of K.5.

Row 7: K.3, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.3, M.l, S.1

K.l, P.S.S.O., K.3, rep. from * to end.

Row 9: K.1, K.3 tog., * M.l, K.l, M.l, K.3, M.1, K.1, M.1, S.2, K.1, P.S.S.O., S. the K.l, back on to left hand needle and pass the first and second sts. from the left hand needle over the K.l, now slip the st. back on to right hand needle. Rep. from * to the last 9 sts. M.l, K.1, M.l, K.3, M.l, K.l, M.l, S.2, K.l, P.S.S.O., K.l.

Row 11: K.2, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.l, M.l, S.l, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O., M.l, K.1, M.l, S.l, K.1, P.S.S.O., K.1, rep. from * to the last st. K.1.

Row 12: Purl.

These 12 rows form the pattern repeat them 3 times more. Then work rows 1 to 11 inclu­sive. Cast on 50 sts. for sleeve.

Next Row: Work as 12th row of pattern across all sts. Cast on 50 stitches (193 sts). Continue in pattern across all sts. until there are 2 complete patterns from the cast on sts. Now work rows 1 to 3 inclusive.

Next Row: Purl 83 cast off 27 sts. P. to end of row. Working on these last 83 sts. complete the patt. then work rows 1 to 7 inclusive.

Cast on 20 sts. for right half of front (103 sts.) working across all sts. complete the patt. then work 2 more complete patts.

Cast off 50 sts. at the beg. of the next row. Work 5 complete patts. Cast off. Rejoin wool to neck edge of remaining 83 sts.

Commencing at the 5th row complete patt. then work rows 1 to 8 inclusive.

Cast on 20 sts. for left half of front. Complete the patt. then work 1 complete patt. now work rows 1 to 11 inclusive.

Cast off 50 sts. P. to end of row. Now work 5 complete patts. on these 53 sts. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press the work on the wrong side with a warm iron over a damp cloth. Sew up the sleeve and side seams. Using the Crochet hook work a picot edging all round edges of coat and edges of sleeves as follows:

* 5 chain 1 double crochet into base of chain 2 double crochet rep. from * all round.

The holes of the picot edge form the buttonholes. Commencing at neck of garment sew the buttons to front spacing them about 1 inch apart. Finally press all seams.

THE BONNET

Cast on 33 sts. and work the 12 rows of patt. as given for coat 3 times, then work rows 1 to 11 inclusive. Cast on 30 sts. P. to end of row. Cast on 30 sts. (93 sts. on needle). Now work 2 complete patterns on these 93 sts. and then rows 1 to 11 inclusive and cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press the work on the wrong side with a warm iron over a damp cloth.

Sew the 30 cast on stitches along each side of the back. Using the crochet hook work a picot edging all round bonnet, drawing in slightly at back. Press the seams. Cut the ribbon in half and sew one piece to each side of bonnet.

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