Rhien by Sarah Alderson


September 2015
Lace ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
715 yards (654 m)
One size
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Autumn: Rhien - meaning crowned lady, queen

An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house is a collection of twelve beautiful garments and accessories inspired by the stories of Elves that inhabit Middle-Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books.
In this book designer Sarah Alderson will take you on a journey through the six seasons that make up an elven reckoning.
The twelve beautiful patterns feature a wide range of design elements, from cables to stranded colourwork, slipped stitch patterns to lace. Sarah has created a pattern for every person (and Elf!).

Named after my Nan, “Queenie”, who loved to wear elegant shawls wrapped around her neck like royalty.

This shawl is knit sideways and can be adapted to make full use of any skein of laceweight yarn.

Rhien is part of An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house book

One size.
49 cm (19 in) deep at widest point and 172 cm (70 in) long

2 ply lace weight yarn.
Shown in Garthenor Organic Pure Wool: 100% Organic Shetland wool, 660 m (715 yds) in 100g, colour way Pale Grey
660 m (715 yds) required

Needles & Notions:
3.25mm (US 3) needles
1 stitch marker

23 sts and 48 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Garter st

Skills required:
Knit and purl stitches
Casting on and off
Increases and decreases
Following lace chart or written instructions

Pattern information:
Originally published September 2015.
Current version: Rhien_v1.0.pdf
PDF file size:
Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
Model: Suzi T
Photography: Christine Patterson