1.12.2010 - 1.10.2011

Shetland lace shawl, pattern-blagged

Original pattern ‘The Rosemary Shawl’ designed by Gema Ord for Jamieson & Smith, published in ‘My Weekly’ in 1994.

In September 2010, following my presentation on Stitch-Hacking and Pattern-Blagging at the ‘In The Loop 2’ knitting conference in Shetland, I boldly stated that I would pattern-blag a Shetland lace shawl. Twelve months later, I completed the challenge. My rules: the personal adaptations had to be decided upon during the making process, and constructed spontaneously without sampling.

The shawl is knitted in the round from the outside towards the centre. The text included in this piece shows the date I knitted the outer border (1.12.2010) and the date I finished (1.10.2011), along with the name of the village where I live (Lugwardine), and 'Amy' repeated on each side.


  • Made in 2010-2011

  • Available for exhibition. Previously exhibited in 'Made in the Middle', 2012-13.