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Old 06-26-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Stonington Shetland Shawl
Good Morning!

Has anyone made this:

http://www.wendyjohnson.net/knit/shetland.htm

I did a search for
Pattern Source: Wool Gathering #15 (also available in the Knitters Best of book) and was unsuccessful.

I would love to make this or something similar--any suggestions?

Thanks so much!
anne
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have the Shawls and Scarves: Best of Knitters Magazine and the pattern is in there. Did you mean you can't find a copy of the book? I ordered mine from Amazon. You might be able to get it through the library. It's a fairly popular book.

The Stonington Shawl is a typical Shetland Shawl. There are some other Shetland Shawl patterns from Fiddlesticks such as the Tina Shawl and the Garden Shawl but most of the ones I have seen are more elaborate than the Stonington Shawl. The Knitters book has a few Shetland Shawls in it. I made one of the other ones from the book.
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The Woolgathering booklets are from www.schoolhousepress.com . They probably have back copies available.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Stonington View Post
Good Morning!

Has anyone made this:

http://www.wendyjohnson.net/knit/shetland.htm

I did a search for
Pattern Source: Wool Gathering #15 (also available in the Knitters Best of book) and was unsuccessful.

I would love to make this or something similar--any suggestions?

Thanks so much!
anne
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I have the Shawls and Scarves: Best of Knitters Magazine and the pattern is in there. Did you mean you can't find a copy of the book? I ordered mine from Amazon. You might be able to get it through the library. It's a fairly popular book.

The Stonington Shawl is a typical Shetland Shawl. There are some other Shetland Shawl patterns from Fiddlesticks such as the Tina Shawl and the Garden Shawl but most of the ones I have seen are more elaborate than the Stonington Shawl. The Knitters book has a few Shetland Shawls in it. I made one of the other ones from the book.
Found it! Amazon- Thank you both so much! Our library does not have a very large knitting selection. I would try ILL but really would like it for vacation next week.
Thanks again!

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Oh, good! I don't think you'll regret it. It's a wonderful book with lots of interesting patterns. There are also quite a few articles in the book that contain good tips on lace knitting too.
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I've been thinking about knitting it. It's in Elizabeth Zimmermann's The Knitting Workshop, also.
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That is just so beautiful and restful. I love it. Would be a nice thing to live with for years!
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:31 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ContiKnitter View Post
I've been thinking about knitting it. It's in Elizabeth Zimmermann's The Knitting Workshop, also.
Conti,

I still consider myself well, maybe an advanced beginner lol. Does the edging on the pattern look difficult? I am hoping to stop by Borders after work to see if they have Elizabeth Simmermann's book. update- Borders does not have it! :'( They do have "Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine" The pattern should be the same though, shouldn't it?

I was going to order from Amazon but need it before we go on vacation.

Thanks!

hmmmm will this be considered a lace project?

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I've been knitting lace for about ten years and the Stonington Shawl is not particularly difficult imo. Much of it is plain garter stitch. As far as the lace edging goes, they are not difficult at all but are somewhat similar to heels of socks in the sense that while they are not difficult it can sometimes be confusing for beginners to know how to follow the directions correctly. But I think that the directions are fairly clear in the pattern.

Lace edgings are knitted sideways perpendicular to the main part of the shawl. When you are knitting away from the shawl you are knitting the right side of the edging. When you are knitting back toward the shawl you are knitting the wrong side and will attach the edging on the wrong side of the shawl by knitting one of the edging stitches together with a live stitch from the shawl. If you get stuck at that point post again.

Lace edgings can take a surprisingly long time to complete though. I know someone who made the Stonington Shawl and it took a few years to complete. Of course, she didn't work on it non-stop!
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Originally Posted by Stonington View Post
Conti,

I still consider myself well, maybe an advanced beginner lol. Does the edging on the pattern look difficult? I am hoping to stop by Borders after work to see if they have Elizabeth Simmermann's book. update- Borders does not have it! :'( They do have "Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine" The pattern should be the same though, shouldn't it?

I was going to order from Amazon but need it before we go on vacation.

Thanks!

hmmmm will this be considered a lace project?

anne
I purchased Shawls and Scarves and it is not the same shawl. There are some variations in the book, but I really wanted the edging on the one pictured. so back to the drawing board for me.
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