Changeling by Boo Knits


Changeling is the final pattern in Things Unknown - Dream Collection (£9), a collection that consists of four patterns, three individual and this exclusive pattern - not available to purchase alone. Buying the collection represents a large saving and is the only way to obtain Changeling. This collection is part of the Dream Collection Trio - Three Collections all inspired by Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Folklore has it that faeries would steal babies and children, replacing them with misbehaving and ugly ‘changelings’. Shakespeare has a somewhat different ‘Changeling’ in Midsummer Night’s Dream; a child half faery and half human, not evil or frightening but a child adored by Titania.

This ‘Changeling’ isn’t ugly in the slightest! It is a really fun, top down, crescent shaped shawl pattern and a fantastic way to use up some of those left over yarns from your favourite shawls. I knit the original shawl in Dye for Yarn Tussah Silk Lace but you can knit your Changeling in any weight and adjust your needles accordingly but you will be best to make sure that yarns you use are all the same weight.

Changeling is as much a recipe as a pattern; colour changes are indicated but feel free to knit it in just one colour or use as many different colours as you wish. You can also make it larger or smaller and this is most definitely a shawl that you can totally make your own!

Changeling is just the job for jeans and tee-shirts, as a beach cover up or as a wonderful warm cosy shawl. Change your yarn and needles and you can have a different Changeling for every day of the week!

This pattern is both written and fully colour charted with bead placement (optional) indicated throughout. You will need to print this pattern using a colour printer. I used about 80g of yarn and 600 beads.

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