wrapped in

Knitted Heirloom Designs
from A ro u n d t h e W o r l d

Margaret Stove


Fa ro e s e -S tyle Shawl

This shawl, which is based on the traditional Faroese
method, fits neatly over the shoulders. The deep
pointed lower edge in the back allows a complete
diamond motif to cascade down the center back.
Traditional shawls from the Faroe Islands are shaped
so that they fit neatly over the shoulders and have a
very distinctive and elegant appearance.



Laceweight (Lace #0).
Shown here: Moco Qiviut Merino Silk Lace
(70% qiviut, 20% merino, 10% silk; 300 yd
[274 m]/1 oz): cranberry, 3 skeins.

U.S. size 6 (4 mm).



Markers (m); tapestry needle.


Filmy Fern

Although when it is finished this shawl is circular, it
is actually worked back and forth in rows. The edges
of the rows are shaped to follow the shape of the
ferns. When the knitting is complete, use an elastic
sewing technique to sew edges together, carefully
matching the “hills and valleys” of the garter stitch.
This will give you an almost invisible seam.



Laceweight (Lace #0).
Shown here: Artisan Gossamer Lace Merino
(100% merino, 547 yd [500 m]/20 g),
5 skeins.

U.S. size 0 (2 mm).



Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.


If desired, the shawl can be worked circularly. See pattern for adaptations so that the fern
shapes retain their integrity.


Kowhai and Fern Shawl

Granny Cheyne’s Shetland Shawl

Ribbonwood and
Fern Scarf


C on t e n t s
The Beginning of the Jour ney
New Zealand Tribute
to Orenbburg

Shaw ls a nd W r a ps from Past
to Pr esent

1939 Christening Shawl

K nitting M y First Shaw l

Thistle and Fern Shawl

M y First Or igina l Design

Kowhai and Fern Shawl

Matters A r ising a nd A dr ift
in Uncha rted Stitches

Lace Medallion Shawl
Lacy Diamond Shawl

Tr ends a nd Tr a ditions

Rosebud Faroese-Style Shawl

A n Heir loom Li v es On

Granny Cheyne’s Shetland Shawl

Tr av eling from W est to East

New Zealand Tribute to Orenburg

Tr e asur es, Gif ts, a nd Mementoes

Filmy Fern Shawl

Thr ee Sca rv es

Orenburg-Style Scarf
Ribbonwood and Fern Scarf
Lily of the Valley Scarf

Pr eserv ing a nd R epa ir ing Lace

Lacy Diamond Shawl


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of k nitted lace tr aditions.

The spectacular knitted lace designs of New Zealand designer Margaret Stove are truly the
pinnacle of the craft. In Wrapped in Lace, dive into Margaret’s love of learning and creating
knitted lace, then begin your own journey to master lace knitting with 12 original patterns.
To appreciate the history of knitted lace, follow Margaret’s quest to design and knit the
legendary “wedding ring shawl”—a large lace shawl so fine and delicate that it can be
drawn through a wedding ring. Wrapped in Lace shares the art of designing patterns and the
characteristics of lace traditions from around the world.
Framed by an engaging narrative of learning to create knitted lace from scratch, Wrapped
in Lace describes each set of lace techniques, patterns, and traditions in depth and offers
Margaret’s spectacular patterns for lace shawls, stoles, and scarves. These projects illustrate
knitted lace from the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Orenburg, Estonia, and lace motifs of
New Zealand, as well as more contemporary European work. As an added bonus, Wrapped in
Lace includes Margaret’s tips for preserving, restoring, and remaking knitted lace heirlooms.

A b o u t Th e A u t h o r
Margaret Stove is a leading expert of handknitted superfine lace. Examples of her work
are found in many galleries and private collections throughout the world. A passion for
knitting and later designing lace led Stove to explore techniques for spinning lace yarns.
Stove teaches lace knitting and spinning for lace internationally, and her line of New Zealand
Merino lace yarn and patterns are distributed in the United States and throughout the world.

Paperback, 8½ × 9
144 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-227-6
Available November 2010

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