We are excited to introduce the fabulous Arianrhod pattern to our online collection! This pattern was designed and generously donated by Sue Lazenby.


“Arianrhod (pronounced: ah ree AN rod (try and gently trill the “r” a bit like in Spanish) means ‘Silver Wheel’ in Welsh. She was an extremely beautiful goddess in Celtic mythology who had twin sons, one of whom
Dylan beca me god of the sea. She was also known as a star goddess and is associated with the full moon, spinning (& hence spiders) and weaving. Her tree is the birch.


Drawing on these inspirations, this is a circular shawl incorporating spider, fountain, crest of the wave & leaf stitches. It is given in three sizes with a choice of 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. It is suitable for any season depending on the weight chosen
and would also be lovely as a baby shawl after all Arianrhod is also known as the ‘mother goddess’.”


What you need to get started:

  • Lace weight to light fingering, 656 yards (600 meters) per 100g. Preferably all silk or a silk blend.
  • Small (Medium; Large) approx: 1200 – 1300 yd / 1097 – 1189 m (1350 – 1400 yd / 1234 – 1280 m; 1680 – 1700 yd / 1536 – 1555 m )
  • 24” / 60 cm & 40” / 100 cm circular needles, US # 3 / 3.25 mm for lace weight / light fingering or size to achieve desired gauge. A longer circular such as 120 cm can be used if desired, so that the knitting has more room once the maximum number of sts are on the needle.
  • If 24” / 60cm circular is not used, one straight needle in same size as main needle will be needed for edging. Needle size is a recommendation only.
  • Dpns, US # 3 / 3.25 mm for lace weight / light fingering (or same size as circular needles used to achieve gauge) or 2nd 24” / 60 cm circular if prefer to use 2 circular method at start.
  • Crochet hook for CO; one stitch marker (or 48 if wanting to mark each rpt); point protector / end stopper if desired for right ‘body’ needle when working edging; blocking wires & pins


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