Princess Cottongrass

Princess Cottongrass (Prinsessan Tuvstarr och Älgen Skutt) is the second shawl in a set of three shawls released as part of  the Fairy Tale KAL (following Marushka). Princess Cottongras is a Swedish Fairy Tale about a Princess who has never left the dream castle before.  She meets Long-Leg Leap, the elk, and he takes her out to see the world.  In the deep, dark forest they encounter fairies and other mythical creatures, and Princess Cottongrass loses her crown, her dress, and finally her heart.   The original illustrations for the Fairy Tale were painted by John Bauer.

The Princess Cottongrass shawl is knit in a brown colour that captures the colour of the tree trunks in the forest, and the colour of Princess Cottongrass’ companion, Long-Leg Leap.  The colour Woodsy was especially created for this shawl by Roxanne at Zen Yarn Garden.
The central motif on the shawl shows the trees in the forest, the Princess’ crown, and then her lost heart.
The shawl is knit from side to side, and the size is adjustable in the pattern. The pattern is charted, and the lace pattern is only on every other row.


Finished measurements: 140 cm x 70 cm (53″ x 27.5″)

Yarn: 450 yds of Serenity Silk III from Zen Yarn Garden (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk – 450 yds/511 m per 115 g) in Woodsy or similar yarn
Needles: 4.5 mm needles

It is available in downloadable pdf-format in English, French and German (you will receive 3 pdfs – 1 in each language).

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