Arianrhod by Sue Lazenby


July 2014
Lace ?
25 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch (before blocking)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1200 - 1700 yards (1097 - 1554 m)
three: small, medium, large
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This pattern is available for free

Arianrhod (pronounced: ah-ree-AN-rod (try and gently trill the “r” a bit like in Spanish) means ‘Silver Wheel’ in Welsh and she is known as a star goddess. A circular shawl inspired by themes associated with her in Celtic mythology, it is worked from the centre out with sections of lace and regular increases using, but not identical to, the pi method for creating circular shawls. The edging is worked sideways and knitted onto the main part of the shawl, so that there is very little finishing to do apart from grafting a few stitches together.

It is given in three sizes with two edgings and is suitable for lace to light fingering weight. An interesting knit for the intermediate knitter used to working lace, although it is not hard since alternate rounds are ‘rest rounds’ of knit only. Suitable for any season depending on the yarn chosen, it would also be lovely as a baby shawl – after all Arianrhod is also known as the ‘mother goddess’.

SIZES: small (medium; large)
Diameter approx: 48’’ / 122 cm ( 51’’ / 130 cm; 57’’ / 145 cm)

(measured over stocking stitch & 4’’ / 10 cm using lace weight to light fingering)
before blocking: 25 sts / 29 rows; after blocking: 22 sts / 33 rows

Lace weight to light fingering 
yarn: small (medium; large)
Approx. 1200 – 1300 yd / 1097 – 1189 m (1350 – 1400 yd / 1234 - 1280 m; 1680 – 1700 yd / 1536 - 1555 m )

Needles: 3.25 mm / # 3, 24’’ / 60 cm & 40’’ / 100 cm circular needles or size to achieve desired gauge. An even longer circular such as 120 cm can be used if desired to give more room.
Dpns in the same size or second 24” circular for starting with 2 circ method.
If 24’’ / 60cm circular is not used, one straight needle will be needed for edging.

Notions: crochet hook for CO, 1 stitch marker (or 48 for marking all rpts), blocking wires & pins.

SKILL LEVEL: intermediate ( 3 / 5)

SKILLS NEEDED: pinhole CO, lace knitting (alternate rounds), knitted on edging

The detailed instructions are fully written as well as charted throughout. There is a video link to show how to work the CO. The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.

I’d love to see your progress / finished shawl over in the
suseknits group.

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