We are thrilled to introduce the wonderful Rhiannon pattern to our online  collection! This pattern was designed and generously donated by Sue Lazenby.

“Rhiannon is pronounced Hree-AN-on (the “RH” is rolled like in Spanish “roho” but has a great deal more of the H sound in it than just R). She was a Celtic moon goddess and is linked to Epona in Gallo Roman religion and seen as a protector of horses, often riding a white horse & dressed in golden robes. After being falsely accused of killing her child, she was condemned to stand by the castle gates carrying passers by on her back. I was inspired by Celtic tracery, the grid work on gates & pattern of horse shoes. This is a top down triangular shawl in two sizes (the large with a lace border) which makes a cosy wrap whether or not you’re on horseback. The variety of patterns create an interesting knit for the intermediate knitter.”


What you need to get started:

  • Heavy lace to fingering weight yarn, 420 yd / 384 m – 545 yd /498 m per 100 g. Preferably all wool or a wool blend.
  • Yarn: Version A: Approx. 530 – 550 yd / 485 – 503 m (shown in heavy lace weight). Version B: Approx. 735 – 885 yd / 672 – 809 m (shown in fingering weight yarn). This version could also be worked in 2 toning colours / shades using 100g each.
  • Needles: 2 x 40” / 100 cm circular. Heavy lace weight / 3ply [fingering]: US # 5 / 3.75 mm [US # 6 / 4.0 mm] or size to achieve desired gauge & US # 6 / 4.0 mm [US # 7 / 4.5 mm] or one size larger than main needle. The larger size needle is used for the smocked sections – including cable centre. Needle size is a recommendation only.
  • Waste yarn (& crochet hook if required) for provisional CO; cable needle (even if generally working cables without – see pattern notes); 4 stitch markers; blocking wires & pins


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