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Sometimes I feel like my life is one big craft project! I knit, crochet, design patterns, and dye yarn as co-owner of Sweet Paprika Designs. I also work on costumes, props, sets and lighting for ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eadgyth
Eadgyth Eadgyth - Back
Eadgyth Eadgyth - Front
Eadgyth Eadgyth

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast-on
  • short-row shaping
  • grafting in pattern
  • read cable charts

Pattern Description:

Perfect to wear over a sleeveless top or dress, this shrug is designed to fit snugly over the shoulders and back.

The pattern features a Saxon braid cable, and is named for Queen Eadgyth, a 10th century Saxon princess and granddaughter of Alfred the Great. Eadgyth is an early form of the contemporary name Edith, and is pronounced the same way.


22 sts and 34 rows = 4" in Lace Background stitch, measured flat without stretching.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To Fit: back width (underarm to underarm): 17 (19, 22, 25, 28)"
  • Finished back width: 17 (19, 22, 25, 28)"
  • Sleeve length: 61/2 (7, 71/2, 8, 81/2)"
  • Upper sleeve circumference: 123/4 (131/2, 141/4, 15, 16)"


  • DK weight yarn: 515 (595, 710, 830, 970) yds
  • Two size 4 (3.5mm) circular needles, 16" (40cm) or longer
  • Two size 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on
  • Second colour of waste yarn for lifelines
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Yarn needle
  • Pins
  • Towels (for blocking)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sweet Paprika Minuet


Harvest Moon