Pied Piper Shawl by Anna Dalvi

Pied Piper Shawl

September 2013
Light Fingering ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
S, L (adjustable)
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (or the rat-catcher of Hameln, as it is known in German) is a fairy tale about the town Hameln which was infested by rats. A man in colourful clothing who claimed to be a rat catcher offered to help the town. He brought out his flute and all the rats follow him to the river, where they drown. The town refused to pay him for his services, and he left the town in anger. Several days later he returned, and while the townspeople are in church, he played his pipe and lured all the children out of the town. They disappeared and were never seen again.

The houses in the town of Hameln can be seen on the border of the shawl, and the body is colourful, just like the rat catcher’s clothing.

This shawl is suitable for one skein of variegated colour yarn paired with a matching solid colour.

Small: Wingspan: 59 in (150 cm), Height: 24.5 in (62 cm)
Large: Wingspan: 79 in (200 cm), Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)

The size of the shawl can be further adjusted in the pattern by changing the number of striped sections.

The Pied Piper Shawl pattern is a part of the Fairy Tale Lace collection. The collection is published as an ebook containing 7 shawl patterns. The subsequent patterns will be added over time, during the period August 2013-March 2014. You will receive an email notice each time an update is available. Please click on the link and download the latest version of the ebook. Each update will include all the patterns released to date.