Brynhild by Anne Podlesak


February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Center Front Chart AND Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1305 - 2175 yards (1193 - 1989 m)
Finished bust circumference: 33 ½ (35 ½, 37 ¼, 40 ½, 43 ¾, 48, 50 ½)” or 84 (88.5, 93.25, 101.25, 109.25, 120, 126.5) cm.
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This women’s slightly A-line pullover tunic is worked from the bottom hem up to the armholes in one piece. There is subtle shaping from the hem to the waist using gusset decreases incorporated into the pattern. The top of the garment, from the armholes up, is worked back and forth to complete the armhole and neckline shaping. The top features a rounded neckline, edged with simple garter stitch to match the hems and cuffs. The long sleeves are slightly bell-shaped at the wrist, and are worked in the round up to the underarm. The sleeve cap is then worked and the sleeves are sewn into the garment.

If substituting yarns, choose a fingering-weight yarn with little to no halo and a nice drape. You will need 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins needed to knit pattern as written. Sample is knit in size 37 1/4” and worn with 1/2” positive ease.

Inspiration: Brynhild appears in several forms throughout Old Norse legends. She is a powerful warrior princess in multiple guises, and in many stories also has supernatural powers; some align her with the Valkyrie legends as well. Retold in later German and French tales, her name is still found throughout place-names in both of these regions today.