Six Pomegranate Seeds

Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the harvest goddess. Once while playing in a meadow, she was seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Demeter searched high and low, and refused to let the trees and plants grow while her daughter was missing. People were starving. Zeus finally forced Hades to return Persephone, as long as she hadn’t eaten anything while there. But Hades had tricked her into eating 6 pomegranate seeds. For every seed that she had eaten, she was doomed to spend a month each year with Hades, and for that time, the world does not bear fruit.
The six pomegranate seeds can be seen on the border of the shawl, and the body contains the winding paths to the underworld.

The pattern is charted.

$7.00/$20.00 (ebook)
Finished measurements: Small: wingspan: 59 in (150 cm), height: 29.5 in (75 cm)
Large: wingspan: 71 in (180 cm), height: 35.5 in (90 cm)

Yarn: 1 (2) skein(s) of La Jolla from Baah! Yarn  (100% merino – 400 yds/366 m per 100 g) in tourmaline
Needles: 4.0 mm (US 6) needles

It is available in downloadable .pdf format as a single pattern for $7.00.

It is also available as a part of the Fairy Tale Lace ebook (7 patterns) for $20.00.

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