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Gros Morne Shawl


Gros Morne Shawl
Named for the national park on the western coast of Newfoundland, Gros Morne, which is the second largest national park in Canada.

This triangular shawl with centre panel is knit from bottom up. The edging brings to mind the horizontal branches of the coastal tuckamore pine trees while the body pattern was selected for its evocation of pine cones. The colour was selected to reflect the deep blue-greens of evergreen stands (white spruce and balsam fir trees) and the sprinkling of beads adds a slight shimmer.

The shawl highlights the luster and drape inherent in the longwool fibres of the Blue Faced Leicester fibre. If substituting yarn, select a wool blend that has contains silk to achieve the same amount of drape.

Individual Pattern Price: $7.50

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This pattern is also available in the Northern Landscapes, part 2 collection.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Close up of bottom border of Gros Morne Shawl
Yarn: 756 yards/692 meters of wool fingering weight yarn that knits up to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Georgian Bay Fibre Company ‘Bayfield Fingering’, (378 yards/346 meters; 100% Bluefaced Leicester wool; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein). 2 skeins in Severn Spruce. (This yarn is now discontinued)

Czech 8/0 Seed beads, Opaque Green Iris (#65201006) from

Other yarns: Two excellent substitutions are Indigodragonfly ‘Sad Lester Sock’ and Spirit Trail Fiberworks ‘Tayet’.

Centre spine detail, Gros Morne Shawl

Needle: US #3/3.25 mm circular needle, 24 – 32”/60.96 – 81.28 cm or size to obtain gauge

Finished Size: 58”/147.32 cm wide by 25”/63.5 cm deep. Centre spine is 6”/15.24 cm wide.

Gros Morne Shawl

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (26)
  • 250 size 8/0 (hole size approximately 1 mm) Czech seed beads (
  • 1 Crochet hook 0.6-0.7 mm, small enough to fit through holes in beads
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Small stitch holder (1)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires and Tpins

Skills Required:

  • Knitting Lace
  • Working with charts
  • Working with beads
  • Blocking

Pattern is 12 pages.

Tuckamore tree in Newfoundland

Gros Morne park, Newfoundland
Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Model: Jen
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck
Sample Knitter: Iris

Dwarf Tuckamore

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.

Once payment has been received, you will receive a link to download a PDF of this pattern.

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