This pattern is available individually and as part of the Myths and Fairytales eBook.
In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans, Elisa is a beautiful princess with eleven brothers. When her brothers are cursed and turned into swans, she takes a vow of silence and must knit them shirts from stinging nettles to return them to human form. This is not at all like knitting stinging nettles, especially when using super soft silk and baby merino yarn!
The garter stitch body gives way to lace that resembles the flowers of the stinging nettle. Choose one color or two, large or small. The shallow triangular body with a crescent shaped lace edge makes this reversible shawl extremely versatile and easy to wear in a variety of ways.
This shawl is worked from the neck down beginning with a provisionally cast on garter stitch tab. Four increases are made every right side row and two every wrong side row. In the
Nettles section, all of the increases are moved to the edge of the shawl and the center stitch is incorporated into the pattern. This allows the lace to flow smoothly. Both written and charted instructions are included.
The Small Two-color version used approx. 150 yds/50gm of each color.
Thanks to my lovely tech editor Kate Vanover and my awesome test knitters!