Huldra by Karen S. Lauger

Huldra

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Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 cm along the top edge - 70 cm deep at the neck

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

The Huldra 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 :)


Huldra is a fleeting, alluring forest creature in Scandinavian folklore. She can be recognised by her tail, which she will hide as she lures men to her den in the forest or mountain. If they stay too long with her, they will never find their way back home.

Huldra er et flygtigt, forførende skovvæsen. Hun kan genkendes på sin hale, som hun skjuler, når hun lokker mænd med sig ind i skoven eller fjeldet. Bliver de hos hende for længe, vil de aldrig kunne finde hjem igen.