Goselet is one of many Scots words for different types of rain and means “a soaking, drenching downpour”. I love watching the heavy raindrops hitting the surface of a loch or a puddle during these showers, which is just as well since they are a regular feature of Scottish summers. The lace pattern used in the shawl is adapted from a Barbara Walker stitch pattern and reminds me of the ripples that the rain makes on the water.

Goselet is a top-down crescent-shaped shawl which starts with a garter stitch tab. Garter stitch wings frame a central lace panel and the shawl is finished with a simple eyelet edging. Charts and written instructions are provided.


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Finished measurements

Wingspan: approx. 168cm/66”
Depth: approx. 54cm/21”

The size of the shawl can easily be adapted by working more or fewer repeats of the Body section.


24 stitches × 38 rows = 10cm (4”) in blocked garter stitch.


1200yd / 1100m of laceweight yarn.

Suggested yarn:

  • Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace‑Garn [100% merino; 1,575m/1,722yds per 300g skein]; colour: Blaue Tinte; 1 skein

3.25mm (US 3) circular needle (or size needed to obtain desired gauge)

Tapestry needle

At least two stitch markers