Six Pomegranate Seeds by Anna Dalvi
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Six Pomegranate Seeds

October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
Small, Large, adjustable in pattern
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Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the harvest goddess. Once while playing in a meadow, she was seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Demeter searched high and low, and refused to let the trees and plants grow while her daughter was missing. People were starving. Zeus finally forced Hades to return Persephone, as long as she hadn’t eaten anything while there. But Hades had tricked her into eating 6 pomegranate seeds. For every seed that she had eaten, she was doomed to spend a month each year with Hades, and for that time, the world does not bear fruit.
The six pomegranate seeds can be seen on the border of the shawl, and the body contains the winding paths to the underworld.

Small: Wingspan: 59 in (150 cm), Height: 29.5 in (75 cm)
Large: Wingspan: 71 in (180 cm), Height: 35.5 in (90 cm)
Further adjustable in pattern
Size small uses approx 400 yds of fingering weight yarn, and large uses 600 yds.

The Six Pomegranate Seeds pattern is a part of the Fairy Tale Lace collection. The collection is published as an ebook containing 7 shawl patterns.

Patterns are also available to purchase individually.