This shawl was knit before I even thought of going to Shetland. The yarn is so delicate and soft, I had to pay attention while knitting it. When the shawl was done, I decided I had to go to Shetland and see it (the island and
the lace) for myself. I went October 2012.
Aith is very small village on the island of Shetland.
When I was there, I was merely passing on my way from Voe. I was struck by the remoteness of the location and the fact it was the only place where I saw birds and heard them singing. I stopped the car and listened to it.
Back home, I realized I should have gone out of the car and experience the beauty surrounding me.
This shawl and Aith have something in common; if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it’s beauty.
Set up for this shawl:
working the border, then centre pattern, work second border, using kitchener stitch to attach it to the centre pattern.
Work edging all around.
All rows are worked in pattern!
You need about 1000m or 1150y of fine shetland lace or similar yarn (1250m/50gr)
You have 2,5mm needles or US 1,5
Your shawl will be: 66 cm x 170 cm./ 25"x 67"