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Thistledown

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch after agressive blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
766 yards (700 m)
Easily Adaptable
This pattern is available for £3.75 GBP buy it now

Thistledown is available as an individual download or as part of The Handmaidens - Dream Collection (£9), an on-going collection that will consist of four patterns, three individual and one exclusive to the collection, representing a large saving. This collection is part of the Dream Collection Trio - Three Collections all inspired by Midsummer Night’s Dream.

I simply love Midsummer Nights’ Dream by William Shakespeare but there is always one faery I can never remember the name of. I always want to call her ‘Thistledown’ but I know that is not her name, she is called ‘Moth’. Well, none of us want a ‘Moth’ in our shawl drawer or in our yarn closet so I am renaming the faery ‘Thistledown’ and just sending my apologies to Mr Shakespeare for having the audacity to interfere with his masterpiece.

Thistledown is a wide, triangular, shawl is knit in one piece from the top centre in a wonderfully addictive and soothing pattern that provides a pretty, delicate ending and textural interest.

The wonderful versatility of this shawl makes it possible to knit in almost any weight of yarn (though yardage and needle requirements will vary as this has been written for Fyberspates Faery Wings) and it is simple enough for beginners to lace knitting and yet interesting enough for those with more experience.

Thistledown is available both as an individual pattern and as part of The Handmaidens - Dream Collection.

Huge thank you to my wonderful test knitters
Condichick
AnneBinMaine
TillyTrout
J12345
AbiS
7800Farenheit