Shetland Explorer Scarf Knitting Pattern


The Shetland Explorer scarf was designed by Diane Duke in RiverKnits Northampton Shear Shetland lace yarn. Diane has been knitting since the age of four and over the years has knit in many different styles and yarn types, but loves natural fibres most of all. When visiting Shetland in 2021, she took the opportunity to learn more about Shetland lace and its traditions, meeting local artisans and examining pieces of work old and new. The stitch patterns chosen for the scarf explore some of the most popular ones used – hence the name Shetland Explorer!

It takes just two skeins of Northampton Shear Shetland Lace to make this very lightweight scarf. You will barely feel it on you, but you will feel its warmth!

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Weight 35 g

grafting, lace knitting

Yarn Required

2 skeins of Northampton Shear Shetland Lace yarn (350m / 100g)


This is a one-size scarf measuring approximately 28cm wide by 200cm long after blocking.


25 stitches and 36 rows makes a 10cm / 4″ square after blocking measured over the repeating part of Cat’s Paw chart found in section A2.


3.5mm or size required to obtain gauge, plus a spare (same or smaller gauge) needle.


darning needle, stitch markers


When you purchase this pattern you will receive a printed copy in the post and an immediate PDF download.


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