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I'm originally from the west coast of Sweden, but have traded the rugged cliffs of Bohuslän for the Canadian wilderness. I'm is located in the rural parts of Ottawa and spend most of my summers ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Havsfrun

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



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