Diving into Faroese Shawl Knitting

Yup, that’s the beginning of my Faroese shawl above!  It doesn’t look like much, but it will soon.

Here’s how I got to this point.

Remember that translation that I found at the library book sale of the Faroese shawl book?  Well, I tracked down an copy of the book that didn’t cost an exorbitant amount of money.  I went directly to that haven of knitting, Schoolhouse Press.  They had it there for a somewhat more reasonable price.  I had birthday day money.  I bought it.  I am now the proud owner of an updated translation and a copy of Bundanaurriklaedid.


I looked through the book, FINALLY now knowing what all the patterns looked like now, along with their respective charts.  I was planning on doing the Elspa Katrina shawl already, so I had already bought some Lopi Einband for that purpose.


Yay!  I was ready to go!  I started to cast on the shawl on November 10, 2015.  526 stitches.  Yeah.

This should be quite an adventure.  I’m not usually a shawl knitter, but I love ethnic patterns, especially Nordic ones.  This is right up my alley.

If you are interested in following this project on Ravelry, hop on over to the project page.