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Gretel's Shawl

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Hansel and Gretel is a German fairy tale, from the Grimm fairy tales. Hansel and Gretel are children in a starving family. Their stepmother convince their father to abandon the children in the forest. The children overhear the plan, and gather pebbles that they use to mark their way home. At night, when the moon and the stars are up, they return home. The next day, they are once again brought into the woods. This time they mark their way home with breadcrumbs, but they are eaten by the birds, and the children are lost in the woods. They wander and find a gingerbread cottage belonging to a witch. The body of the shawl is split into thirds. The centre shows the starlit night, surrounded by solid stockinette for the darker parts of the sky, and the edging represents the decorations on the gingerbread house. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yarn overs, decreases working from charts GAUGE 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Wingspan: 160 cm (63 in), height: 60 cm (23.5 in) SUGGESTED YARN 490 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Handmaiden Fine Yarn Marrakesh COLORWAY amethyst

Supplies Needed

  • US 5 - 3.75 mm circular needles
  • 490 yds lace yarn
  • stitch marker

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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 knitting by Burridge Lake. I've 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. I've published 3 books with Cooperative Press; Mystic Shawls (2014), Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color (2012), and Shaping Shawls (2011). I've also self-published 2 e-books; Fairy Tale Lace (2013) and Seven Fingerless Mittens (2011), and my work has been included in a number of other books. Additionally I always seem to have KALs on the go - and take on new projects and challenges all the time. Knitting is about having fun for me, and I love exploring new techniques, textures and colours.