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Sletts Shawl L252 Re-imagined

As our yarn range grows and changes sometimes its fun to take a look back at one of our older patterns and try it in a newer range. This is what Sandra did recently with the catchily named ‘My Weekly Baby Knits Shawl L252’ – originally released in the 1980’s and designed by Gladys Amedro.

Originally knit in the Woollen Spun 2ply Lace Sandra remade this version in the undyed White shade of Shetland Supreme 2ply Lace – worsted spun and somewhat finer this has resulted in a very soft and drapey shawl.

I was surprised how modern and wearable it seemed when we were rephotographing it, it would still make a perfect Hap for a baby or a christening but wrapped around your neck and shoulders its lovely and quite stylish! The Shetland Supreme 2ply is quite lightweight but also substantial due to the two plys, the worsted yarn of course is fine for next to skin and I can imagine it would look lovely in all the natural 2ply Shades.

Construction wise the shawl is made as indicated by my quick drawing above – you initially knit the edging first, the stitches are all picked up and the four borders worked at the same time in the round. The centre is then knitted from one of these borders and knit whilst attaching to the other two sides and grafted onto the last border.

We decided to rename this pattern the Sletts Shawl, which is where we took the photographs, its a bay in the town and made the perfect backdrop for the shawl. We have also updated the pattern with charts and updated all the abbreviations to the modern ones, so you can see on the product page there are now two choices for the kit – one is the original patttern and knit in L1 Woollen Spun Lace and the new pattern which is both written and charted in the Shetland Supreme. We hope this means there is something for everyone depending on how you like your lace patterns!

We hope your enjoying your summer, we have been been having some nice summery weather in Shetland so long may it continue, Happy Knitting!

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. It looks superb, lovely to see the photography too.

    July 10, 2017
  2. Bev S. #

    I love it! Can you tell me how much yarn is actually needed for the 2-ply? I’m unsure as to how much yarn would be needed (but then again, it could be written and I’m just not seeing it!).

    July 10, 2017
  3. Susan #

    What a treat to see this re-imagined!!

    July 11, 2017
  4. Gladys Amedro’s work added so much to Shetland lace!

    July 11, 2017
  5. Pleased to see the work of Gladys Amedro available as a chart. I have used this pattern many, many times to knit christening shawls for babies since Gladys was in Shetland. I have a very old copy of the pattern and the book it was published in later. The shawls seems to be the most acceptable gift I ever give. I alter the centre pattern for twins….several in our family! Other shawl designs in the book have the same construction which suits me. I am sorry the chart is not available separately as I prefer to work from them. I could write my own but then the pattern is ‘ in my head’. A very old head!!

    July 11, 2017
  6. Hi Bev, the Supreme 2ply is 8 balls and the Woollen Spun 2ply is 9 balls.

    July 12, 2017
  7. Bev S #

    Thank you!

    July 13, 2017

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