One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A black or white bobbin lace made from Shetland wool.
openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbingView synonyms
- ‘After you're done drooling over the gorgeous Shetland lace on the top part of the article, scroll to the bottom to see the Hap shawl.’
- ‘An exciting thing about knitting Shetland lace is that it gets me back to my roots, on the harsh coasts of Scotland and Norway.’
- ‘Sometime in early 1998, they decided to each knit a Shetland lace shawl.’
- ‘And then come the patterns: 120 pages of traditional Shetland lace motifs, clearly photographed, charted and explained.’
- ‘This is a big project, and I hope to learn more about Shetland lace shawl construction along the way.’
- ‘When not knitting Shetland lace, I like to knit colorful blankets, inspired by the colors of the flowers I grow.’
- ‘These women are carding, spinning and knitting gossamer yarn used in very fine Shetland lace knitting.’
- ‘To this end there will be demonstrations of a diverse collection of crafts from the spinning and knitting of Shetland lace to the art of making golf balls - a tradition that's alive, well and located, not surprisingly, in St Andrews.’
- ‘Fine, delicate Shetland lace was popular with the Victorians.’
- ‘In the 1800's, Shetland lace patterns were handed down verbally from mother to daughter.’
- ‘This Faroese style shawl in garter stitch lace knitting incorporates traditional Shetland lace patterns of beads, diamonds and Madeira fans.’
- ‘Laura asks if I will post pictures of the Shetland lace shawl, and I most likely will, but I should mention that it isn't an elaborate laceweight confection.’
- 1.1 Knitwear made using openwork stitches to give a lacy effect.
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