Thórhildur by Hélène Magnússon


November 2018
Lace ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in garter st after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 - 930 yards (800 - 850 m)
One size
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Thórhildur is an Icelandic shawl mixing tradition and modernity, knitted with my beautiful Love Story.

It is knitted from the top down with an elongated crescent shape. It starts with a garter stitch body then features traditional elements of Icelandic lace shawls such as a spider lace motif with bands of eyelets rows and undulating motifs. The intricate lacy border with opened diamonds is true lace (lace in every row) and is worked sideways.

Size: one size - height at center 60 cm / 23.5”, wingspan 3 m / 3.2 yds

Gauge: 25 sts and 35 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter st after blocking. Gauge is not crucial but will affect the yardage needed.

Wool: Lace weight yarn suitable for agressive blocking
Love Story Einband, pure new wool, 100% Icelandic lambswool
Total yardage: 756 m / 827 yds
MC: Sulphur Yellow, 3 skeins
CC: Natural grey, 1 or 2 skeins depending on gauge

Needle: 4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 80 cm / 32” long

Notions: darning needle, markers (optional), blocking board, pins and/or blocking wires.