Big Star by Julia Billings

Big Star by Julia Billings is a large, cozy shawl incorporating the characteristic features of a traditional Faroese shawl

It features a garter-stitch body, large graphic lace panel, central gore, shoulder shaping and fringe.

Big enough to wrap a couple of times around your neck, it can also be worn in the traditional way- wrapped around the waist and tied at the back…

Big Star owes much to one particular traditional Faroese shawl design, Johanna Maria, produced by Faroese Handicrafts and published in Nordic Knits and Foroysk Bindingarmynstur. However, it is a true hybrid, combining traditional lace motifs from Faroese and other knitting cultures of the North Atlantic and Baltic that, together, form a series of stars and evoke the folk knitting and warm, utilitarian shawls of knitting cultures around the world.

Instructions for the lace panel are given in both charted and written form.

I think this would be beautiful knitted in our Yeavering Bell 4ply, which is light and airy like the beautiful design, and 4 skeins should be sufficient to complete the main body of the shawl and the fun fringe!

The pattern is available HERE.

Please always swatch to check that you meet the gauge of the pattern, and adjust your needles if necessary. 

pattern not included.

photos © Jeni Reid


Our Yeavering Bell 4 Ply Full Skein yarn is currently available in the following colours:

How much yarn will I need?

4 skeins of Yeavering Bell 4ply should be sufficient to knit this design and complete the fringe

When you have chosen the colour you like the correct number of skeins will be added to your basket automatically.

pattern not included.

Available HERE (ravelry link)

Made with our Yeavering Bell 4ply

A soft and gleaming worsted spun yarn from our own Angora Goats and Wensleydale Sheep. Hand dyed on the farm in small batches of 10 skeins.

80% Whistlebare’s own Mohair, 20% Whistlebare’s own Wensleydale



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