Maahinen by Katri Parovuori


Renaissance dyeing Fine lace-weight Merino wool
Lace ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
700 - 820 yards (640 - 750 m)
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Maahinen is a member of the Earth people in the old Finnish mythology. They live underground and cause us all sort of mischief especially if they are insulted. They also switch their own babies to human babies. The changelings have hidden talents. The maidens of the Earth people are famous for their beauty, and especially in Lapland many men herding the reindeer have married a lovely Maahinen maiden…

The design of this super light moebius lace shrug is part of a knitting kit, made in collaboration with Renaissance Dyeing. Together with other knit designs from 4 different designers world-wide, this shrug was presented during the London Knitnation 29-31 July 2010.

This pattern is available now either
as part of a knitting kit
or it can be purchased individually as a PDF via Ravelry.

The size given is medium/large, the final shrug is about 55 cm wide and 33 cm high. There are instructions, how to make it smaller or bigger.

For more information about the kit, see here:
Renaissance Dyeing

Errata:In the key of the main chart, purl should be marked as a slash:-
In the earlier version, the slash had been replaced by a small square.