Among the Birches Shawl by Kate Larson

Among the Birches Shawl

July 2014
Lace ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
470 - 940 yards (430 - 860 m)
About 12" wide and 72" long.
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Norway is known for its tales of trolls, but there is also a long oral tradition surrounding the Hidden Folk. Huldra, the elf-maiden who is sometimes helpful and sometimes dangerous, is one of the best-known characters. Known as a keen observer who might warn of impending danger and reward kindness with kindness, Huldra might also lure adults and children into the forest for nefarious ends. This lace pattern with a birch leaf motif is worked with lace on right-side and wrong-side rows to create a pattern that is completely reversible—perfect for wraps, scarves, and cowls.

- Slip all stitches pwise with yarn in back (wyb) unless otherwise noted.