Disir by Karen S. Lauger

Disir

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Knitting
November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
265 cm along top edge – 55 cm deep

Love this design? Take a look at the Kickstarter campaign for the English version!

The Disir shawl is part of the beautiful and unique Danish knitting book named Sjaler Nordfra (litteral translation: Shawls from the North) inspired by the wild Nordic nature and the stories of the creatures that live there.

Hopefully it will also soon be part of the English version, which will be named Nordic Shawls – please feel free to spread the word about this Kickstarter :)


Dísir are female spirits in Norse mythology. They are always described in groups, and preside over fates, give fertility, and guard people and places. The Valkyrie, the Fylgje, and the Nornes are dísir.

Dísir er overnaturlige, kvindelige væsener. De beskrives altid i grupper, og de bestemmer skæbner, skænker frugtbarhed og værner om mennesker og steder. Valkyrier, Fylgjer og Norner er disir.