Troldhaugen by Lanja Sámsdóttir
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August 2014
Lace ?
12 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
930 - 1094 yards (850 - 1000 m)
66” x 33” / 166 x 84 cm
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Troldhaugen is a triangular top-down shawl with beads, nupps, and a true lace edging. It’s named for Edvard Grieg’s piano piece “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen” from Lyric Pieces. In white it would make a lovely wedding shawl, while stronger colours give it more dramatic flair.

The pattern assumes that you know how to cast on provisionally, knit nupps, read charts and attach an edging. Beading is optional but recommended for the border at least. A link is provided to instructions for the beading method used here (crochet hook technique).

You’ll need 1320 beads in size 8/0 or to fit the yarn if you bead the whole shawl but just 120 if you only bead the border.

My testers all used between 700-950 m of yarn, so 1000 m is at the high end of the yardage spectrum.

Thank you to sofus, puffycats, 3genknit and nicolenz for testing!