Verðandi is the second shawl in a series of three shawls on the theme of the three Norns (Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld) in Norse mythology. The determine the fate of all living creatures by spinning the threads of life. And they water Yggdrasil – the tree of life – so the branches do not dry out or rot.

In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil holds the nine worlds in its branches. The Norns tend to the world tree daily because without Yggdrasil the worlds would collapse. And since Verðandi is the Norn representing the present, and Yggdrasil needs to be tended to in the present, you can see the leaves of Yggdrasil spreading out over the Verðandi shawl.

The shawl is knit from the neck down. The pattern is charted, and the lace pattern is only on every other row.

Finished measurements: wingspan: 190 cm (75″), neck to peak: 74 cm (29″)

Yarn: 460 yds/100g of Marks & Kattens Fame Trend (single-ply fingering weight yarn – 100% merino) or similar

Needles: 3.75 mm needles

It is available in downloadable .pdf format.

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