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Fairy Tale Lace is a collection of 7 lace shawl patterns and the fairy tales that inspired the designs. Fairy tales are an endless source of inspiration, and have been used to amuse, teach, inspire, frighten and entertain all generations. It’s only in more recent times that fairy tales have been considered ‘stories for children’. Many of the traditional fairy tales contain elements targeted at an older audience. The patterns in this collection are: the Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), the Pied Piper, Six Pomegranate Seeds (Persephone in Greek Mythology), the Little Match Girl (H.C. Andersen), Star of Earth (a Chippewa tale), Gretel’s Shawl (Hansel and Gretel), and Rapunzel Infinity.
I have recently become addicted to knitting fingerless mittens, because they are such a wonderful garment for exploring textures and colours - small enough to take anywhere, and the finished object can be worn and admired easily (unlike socks, which tend to hide in shoes).