Intensely Red by Hélène Marcy

This shawl designed by Eclatdusoleil is inspired by ancient Shetland shawls, with a central square framed by two borders. A modern knitting method allows it to be knitted in a single piece, without seams, on a long circular needle.

This is a project for patient, experienced knitters, the result is really worth your time. You can wear it in multiple ways, folded in a triangle, as a scarf or stole.


After blocking: 110 x 110 cm (43.5" x 43.5")

The kit consists of

  • A pattern in English with written explanations plus charts for the lace pattern and border.
  • 100 g lace-weight merino yarn in 0209 Dark Rose.
  • 16.6 gms lace-weight merino yarn in 0205 Burgundy.

Possible substitution:

Any colour combination in the large range of lace weight yarn by Renaissance Dyeing: one 100g hank for the main colour, and a 250m skein for the second colour.


  • A long circular needle 3.25 mm
  • A yarn needle to weave in the ends
  • Scrap yarn and a 3 mm crochet hook to make a provisional cast-on
  • 4 markers

Methods used:tutorials