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This pattern is available individually and as part of the Myths and Fairytales eBook.

In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans, Elisa is a beautiful princess with eleven brothers. When her brothers are cursed and turned into swans, she takes a vow of silence and must knit them shirts from stinging nettles to return them to human form. This is not at all like knitting stinging nettles, especially when using super soft silk and baby merino yarn!

The garter stitch body gives way to lace that resembles the flowers of the stinging nettle. Choose one color or two, large or small. The shallow triangular body with a crescent shaped lace edge makes this reversible shawl extremely versatile and easy to wear in a variety of ways.

This shawl is worked from the neck down beginning with a provisionally cast on garter stitch tab. Four increases are made every right side row and two every wrong side row. In the
Nettles section, all of the increases are moved to the edge of the

Independent Designer
Tori Gurbisz
Yarn Weight
DK | Light Worsted
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