Sheltie Square

  • Sheltie Square
Sheltie Square Sheltie Square

Sheltie Square


This simple, everyday square in three sizes doll(small, large) can be put to work as a baby square or sofa throw and is distinguished by the fluid drama of its scalloped hem, the waves of which are further accentuated by using a random mix of natural colors, to be determined by the knitter. The hem lace is a variation of the easy-to-work feather and fan motif, used in traditional Scottish hap shawls. This design is a tribute to those timeless beauties, now worked in a modern, one-piece construction. Because the hap was a workaday garment, this design is named for the Shetland sheepdog, a working animal that also sports a coat of dramatic shading in brown, gray, and white fur.

Love this motif? It's also used in the Sheltie Triangle Shawl.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.   
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering or Stone Soup fingering, Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, Karen Noe Design Shetland Wool, madelinetosh rustication lace, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-strand Sport, Snaeldan Nappað tógv 2tr, or any light, woolen-spun fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Finished Size: 
15(36, 45) inches square 

Yarn Requirements: 
approximately 60(500, 800) yards MC; 50(300, 550) yards CC; 50(150, 250) yards AC

21 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needle (unblocked)

size 6US (4.0 mm) DPNs and circular needles for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle for hem