A. Karen Alfke

for 2nd Nature Design   2009

Linen-Stitch Faroese Shawl

"A thrilling combination," says Alfke. "Fingering-weight yarn on huge needles, and no pooling in hand-painted yarn? Yum." She's perfectly right, of course. Alfke (oddly) has a lot in common with Stephen King: knitters will buy any pattern she issues, no matter what for, because the writing is so good. And this is a fantastic piece. It's beautifully structured, feminine and practical; novel and yet somehow familiar, like a lot of great art. Brilliantly thorough and great fun to read, with many little helpful diagrams.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • 30" deep x 84" wingspan
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 9.0 mm
    • US 13
    • 18.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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