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Havsfrun Pattern


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Knitting: Havsfrun
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit lace
  • read charts

Pattern Description:

In the Swedish medieval ballad Havsfrun, Herr Olof rides to the realm of the Sea Witch. She welcomes him and says she's been waiting for him for 15 years. She asks where he is from and where his fields are, and his parents and his beloved. He answers they are all in the king's realm. The Sea Witch then offers him the clearest wine from her jug and then asks all the same questions again. Herr Olof now answers that his fields and his home are here in the realm of the Sea Witch. She is his beloved and he would like to live and die with her.

The stole shows the flowing, swirling waters of the Sea Witch's realm, and in the centre the waters separate to make way for her lands and fields.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • width: 62 cm (24.5"), length (adjustable): 180 cm (71")


  • 800 m (100 g) of lace weight yarn
  • 4.0 mm [US 6] needles

You Will Also Need:

  • blunt needle for sewing in ends

Suggested yarn:

870 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Hedgehog Fibres Pure Cashmere Lace



About Designer

About Designer

Anna Dalvi on craftsy.com

I have always enjoyed improvising with my knitting. I began writing up my designs in 2007, and have published patterns since then - beginning with the Burridge Lake Aran Afghan and followed by the first lace shawl in the Mystic series - Mystic Waters. I love both cables and lace, and they show up in some way in most of my patterns.

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