Blodeuwedd by Sue Lazenby


May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
840 - 940 yards (768 - 860 m)
one: 69 '' / 175 cm x 29'' / 74 cm
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Available as a single pattern or as part of the Celtic Myth e-book collection.

Also available in the Create2Thrive webstore as a KnitCompanion-ready file.

Blodeuwedd: blod-EYE-weth (the “eye” like your eyes; the “th” like in “the”)

Inspired by tales of the mythical woman made of flowers in welsh legend, Blodeuwedd (flower face) is a three quarter circular shawl with plenty to drape around you should the spring and early summer weather prove chilly.

The body of the shawl is strewn with flower petals in sections divided by cabled panels which are echoed in the cabled edges. One of the plants she was associated with was the bean and the cables draw inspiration from this. The border is a more intricate pattern symbolising the heads of Meadowsweet another of her plants and one I’m very fond of for its hay scent.

Wrap yourself in Blodeuwedd and be carried away on a breeze of flowers into the summer. It is an interesting, but not difficult knit for the intermediate knitter.

SIZES: width: approx. 69 ‘’ / 175 cm along top edge x depth: approx. 29’’ / 74 cm

GAUGE: 23 sts / 36 rows = 4’’ / 10 cm. Measured over main lace pattern, using fingering weight on 4mm needles before blocking.

21 sts / 24 rows = 4’’ / 10 cm. Measured over main lace pattern, using fingering weight on 4 mm needles after blocking.


Yarn: Fingering weight approx. 840 - 940 yd / 768 - 860 m

Needles: 4mm / US # 6, 100cm / 40” circular needle, or size for gauge.
US # 7 / 4.5 mm needle or one size larger than main needle for BO.

Beads (optional): approx. 256 size 5 triangular (2 x 10g) or 6 seed beads (3 x 9g).

Notions: 8 stitch markers; cable needle; blocking wires & pins.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (3 / 5)

cabled tab CO (instructions given), working increases in pattern, lace pattern including WS rows, easy cabling.

The detailed instructions are fully written as well as charted throughout.The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.

I’d love to see your progress / finished shawl over in the
suseknits group.

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