Princess Cottongrass by Anna Dalvi
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Princess Cottongrass

January 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
140 cm x 70 cm (53" x 27.5")
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Princess Cottongrass (Prinsessan Tuvstarr och Älgen Skutt) is the second shawl in a set of three shawls released as part of the Fairy Tale KAL (following Marushka). Princess Cottongras is a Swedish Fairy Tale about a Princess who has never left the dream castle before. She meets Long-Leg Leap, the elk, and he takes her out to see the world. In the deep, dark forest they encounter fairies and other mythical creatures, and Princess Cottongrass loses her crown, her dress, and finally her heart. The original illustrations for the Fairy Tale were painted by John Bauer.

The Princess Cottongrass shawl is knit in a brown colour that captures the colour of the tree trunks in the forest, and the colour of Princess Cottongrass’ companion, Long-Leg Leap. The colour Woodsy was especially created for this shawl by Roxanne at Zen Yarn Garden.
The central motif on the shawl shows the trees in the forest, the Princess’ crown, and then her lost heart.

A version of the fairy tale is available on my blog.