The Queen of Winter by Awilda B.
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The Queen of Winter

Knitting
October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
512 - 548 yards (468 - 501 m)
Approximately 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) deep and 128 cm (50.5 inches) wide after blocking.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The third pattern in my series inspired by Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files, this shawl was inspired by Mab, the Winter Queen. Mab is literally a force of nature and incredibly powerful, and like the deepest winter storm she can be both amazingly beautiful and terrifying at the same time.

This shawl features a centre panel inspired by ice in a triple panel, representing the Winter Queen, the Winter Lady, and Mother Winter, the body was inspired by the beauty and symmetry of snowflakes, and the edging by frozen flowers after a winter frost. The entire piece is symmetrical from the centre line, and designed to complement the icy tonal gorgeousness of Knitsch Yarn’s beautiful “Endeavour” colourway.

Both written and charted instructions are included.

Skills Needed

  • Basic knitting skills: knit, purl, two stitch decreases (k2tog and ssk), slipping a stitch, and yarn over (yo).

  • Intermediate knitting skills: knitting through the back loop, three stitch decreases (sl2, k1, p2sso; sssk; k3tog), and double yarn over.

  • Advanced knitting skills: Estonian increases (1 into 3; 3 into 9), and decreases (k5tog).

Like the other patterns in this series, this pattern features amazing original artwork from Margaret Salter.