Edinburgh Lanes Shawl


The Edinburgh Lanes Shawl was launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 in collaboration with A Yarn Story and Magpie Fibers.


The Edinburgh Lanes Shawl was launched at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 in collaboration with A Yarn Story and Magpie Fibers.
Edinburgh is an enchanted city, in more ways than one. Hundreds of years of history, literature, art, and architecture have laid down layers of beauty and meaning until every corner seems to hint at some mystery or hold some new discovery. Any walk through Edinburgh can be an adventure: there’s a delightful chaos to the steep staircases and winding curves of its streets. But most interesting of all are the medieval lanes, which crisscross the Old Town. You might find yourself strolling down a secluded walkway and then suddenly step out into a beautiful, unexpected little garden, or stumble across an elegant Georgian courtyard. Cobblestones, quaint little shops, and hidden doorways are all part of the charm. It feels as if you’re very close to the past, while knowing that you might find anything around the next corner.

The Edinburgh Lanes Shawl is an ode to that sense of romance and discovery that I always feel when paying a visit to this grand and gorgeous city. It is an asymmetrical triangle shawl, with alternating sections of cosy garter stitch and a simple but effective lace stitch pattern. A gentle, wandering fade, stripes, and texture bring to mind the many secret alleyways and shifting views of Edinburgh. This is a relaxing and rewarding knit designed to show off three skeins of lovely yarn.

Approximately 208cm/ 82” across curved edge, 206cm/81” straight edge and 147cm/58” cast off edge.

Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 346m (378 yds) per 115 gram skein, 1 skein in each colourway
Colour A: Paris Train
Colour B: London Rain
Colour C: Edinburgh Lane


Sample used 263g, 792m/ 867yds total of fingering weight yarn
Colour A: 78g, 235m/ 257yds
Colour B: 95g, 286m/ 313yds
Colour C: 90g, 272m/ 298yds

4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Tapestry needle, removeable stitch marker

In the abbreviations there is a ‘k2tog p’ listed as purl. This should just be ‘p’

Additional information

Suggested Yarn

Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock

Yarn Weight

Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)


Needle size


1135 yards (1038 m)

Size available

One size




March 2019


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