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Quill (printed pattern)

This wool shawl is worked in the style of a traditional Hap (with updated construction techniques), worn by the working women of Shetland. Hap shawls were made as utilitarian garments to help shield from the harsh weather conditions of the Northern Scottish Isles. Shetland knitters used the “Old Shale” lace frame as a wonderful canvas for color experimentation; my colored version contrasts warm and cool browns to create the telltale border gradient. We also made a pure white version – a perfect choice for an heirloom-quality christening shawl, or an elegant accessory for your layered Winter wardrobe. Two sizes are provided: the multi-colored large is dramatic and can be used as a lightweight layer around the house or as a baby blanket, while the smaller (white) version is more suitable for regular wear.

Pattern Materials

Large Version (Multi-Color):

Fingering weight wool-yarn in the approximate amounts:

  • 1375 yards of Main Color (MC)
  • 200 yards of Contrast Color 1 (CC1)
  • 165 yards of Contrast Color 2 (CC2)
  • 210 yards of Contrast Color 3 (CC3)
  • 200 yards of Contrast Color 4 (CC4)

Small version (single color):

Fingering weight wool-yarn in the approximate amounts:

  • 1100 yards


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

  • Large Version (Multi-Color): 5 skeins (MC), 1 skein (CC1), 1 skein (CC2), 1 skein (CC3), 1 skein (CC4)
  • Small Version (Single Color): 4 skeins of Loft
  • Large Version (Single Color): 8 skeins of Loft


  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: US 5 (3¾ mm)


  • 19 stitches and 19 ridges (38 rows) = 4″ in Garter Stitch, relaxed after lace-blocking

Finished Dimensions: 40″ x 40″ (50″ x 50″) square, relaxed after lace-blocking

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