Traditional Icelandic Three Cornered Shawl
This is an updated and more easy to follow version of a pattern by Ragga that has been out there for a while.
About the Traditional Icelandic Three Cornered Shawl
The three cornered shawls are a part of the Icelandic knitting tradition and were a common outerwear for women on farms in the old days most often worn over the shoulders and tied at the small of the back. This is probably the simplest version of a three cornered shawl. It’s knit from the neck-edge and downwards, so it starts out as only a few stitches, the wingspan grows as increases are worked at the edges and in the middle, and finally you’ll cast off the largest number of stitches. It’s a perfect project to use as a base for a more elaborate edging, but also lovely in it’s simplicity just as it is.
6.5mm/US10 ½ needles, straight or circular (note that you can choose a wide range of needle sizes for this project)
1-2 skeins Einband/Nammi/Hespa 50g/1.8oz/225m/246yards. 1 skein will give you a small shawl/scarf and 2 skeins a full sized adults shawl.
Shown here in Nammi by Knitting Iceland.
2 stitch markers
Not important in this project