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Fylgje

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.25 mm (G)
1094 - 1969 yards (1000 - 1800 m)
One size, adabtable
This pattern is available for free.

Naturally dyed yarn kits are available from Midgaards Have Etsy.

The Fylgje Shawl is knit in stripy multicolor modules, using a handful of little tricks to minimize the number of ends to weave in. Shown here in sport and fingering weight, finer or fatter yarns could work too, since it is easy to make size adaptations.

The shawl begins with a sequence of triangle and square modules, then more square modules are knit onto existing ones. No modules are sewn together.

Since even the edge is knit in modules, the need arose to invent a new way of joining adjacent garter stitch panels. Much fiddling about resulted in an easy crochet join that is also decorative.

In Norse mythology, a Fylgje (pronounced “FILG-yur”) is an animal spirit companion that will come to you in your hour of need. Large and warm, this shawl will surely become a beloved cold-weather companion.