knit/lab shetland ruffles

Shetland Ruffles is a two color feather and fan stripe with sinuous curves.


The pdf includes 3 versions of the pattern: the original version, a 2017 version (a slightly simplified version of the original chart, using a variegated yarn to create the illusion of striping without changing yarn every 2 rows), and a 2011 variation (with a higher concentration of increases and decreases for a more ruffled effect).


The pattern can also be knit with lace weight yarn.


The pattern pdf contains charts, instructions and full written patterns for all 3 versions.


Shetland Ruffles is also available as part of the

knit/lab Originals volume 2 eBook.




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Shetland Ruffles original version (right)

The original sample was knit by teilzeitheldin on 3.25/US3 needles with 740m/800yds of Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin yarn, 370m/400yds each of the Dornröschen and 47Ag colorways.

Dimensions: 166x40cm/66x18in

Photo © Sabine Naumann




Shetland Ruffles 2017 version (below)

The 2017 sample was knit on 5mm/US8 needles with 2 skeins, 100g, 840m of Fibre Kitchen 72% kid mohair 28% silk lace yarn, elderberry colorway. Dimensions: approximately 44cm/17.5ins wide by 180cm/72ins


Just one skein is used at a time, and the color changes in the yarn create the illusion of striping without changing yarn every 2 rows. Using different variegated yarns will create different effects.

above and right:

Shetland Ruffles 2017 version

Shetland Ruffles 2011 variation (below)

The swatch was knit on 6mm/US10 needles with Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Sunset yarn, Colorway 8702.

The swatch is two repeats wide and two repeats in length.

Dimensions of swatch: approximately 38cm/15ins wide by 76cm/30ins


The first image below shows the swatch being blocked

The bottom image is a digital collage showing 4 repeats on the width, the color distribution is inaccurate!