Kraka's Shawl by Anna Dalvi

Kraka's Shawl

Knitting
September 2015
Artyarns Exclusive Vicenza Yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
630 - 860 yards (576 - 786 m)
Width: 8 in {21 cm} (adjustable), Circumference: 64 (73, 81) in {163 (183, 203) cm}
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In the Nordic Sagas, Kraka was a woman who was tasked to solve an impossible riddle - she was summoned to the Viking king Ragnar, and was asked to appear neither dressed nor undressed, neither hungry nor full and neither alone nor in company. Kraka solved the riddle by covering herself in her long hair and a fishing net. She bit into an onion, not considered to be food, to show she was not fasting. Then she made a dog accompany her.

Kraka’s Shawl is a Moebius Shawl, which is an impossible shape with only one side and one edge. The shawl shows the fishnet and Kraka’s hair. It is fully reversible.

The pattern is available exclusively as a kit from Craftsy.

FINISHED (BLOCKED) SIZE
Width: 8 in {21 cm} (adjustable)
Circumference: 64 (73, 81) in {163 (183, 203) cm}