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Beltane 2010

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Dawn Riden (photo)

Gorgeous Goddess

Based on the Nile River Goddess, whose waters would bring the crops to the dry Egyptian land, this shawl depicts the voluptuous figure of a woman with raised arms in a circle of continuing life. As a symbol of fertility, she is believed to increase your chances of becoming pregnant and to protect the unborn babe. The pattern is based loosely on the filet crochet style.

by Dawn L.E Riden

Suggested Listening

"This Woman's Work" The Sensual World by Kate Bush

Difficulty

Strong Intermediate
Click here for definitions of difficulty levels.

Finished Measurements

65"/165.1cm W x 40"/101.6cm H

Materials

  • HandSpunandDyedToo Sock Yarn [100% Merino Wool; 440 yds/402m per hank] #6, 1 hank
  • US 8/5mm 24"/61cm circular knitting needle
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

24 sts per 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch

Design Notes

Special Stitch
Lace Bind Off (aka Decrease Bind Off): K2, slip these 2 sts back to LH needle, k2tog, *k1, slip 2 sts on RH needle back to LH needle, k2tog.*
Repeat from * to * across bind off edge.

Directions

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Dawn Riden (photo)

Using circular needle, CO 2 sts.

Row 1: K1, kfb (3 sts)
Row 2: K all sts
Row 3: K1, kfb, k1 (4 sts)
Row 4: K all sts
Row 5: K1, kfb, kfb, k1 (6 sts)
Row 6: K all sts
Row 7: K3, yo, k3 (7 sts)
Row 8: K3, p1, k3 (7 sts)
Row 9: K3, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k3 (9 sts)
Row 10 and all following even rows: K3, p between markers, k3
Only odd rows will be listed from here on out.
Row 11: K3, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3 (11 sts)
Row 13: K3, yo, k1, *yo, ssk* 2 times, yo, k3 (13 sts)
Row 15: K3, yo, k1, *yo, ssk* 3 times, yo, k3 (15 sts)
Row 17: K3, yo, k1, yo, *yo, ssk* 4 times, yo, k3 (17 sts)
Row 19: K3, yo, k1, yo, *yo, ssk* 5 times, yo, k3 (19 sts)

Start on feet

Row 21: K3, *yo, k2tog* 3 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 3 times, k3 (21 sts)
Row 23: K3, *yo, k2tog* 3 times, yo, k3, yo, *ssk, yo* 3 times, k3 (23 sts)
Row 25: K3, *yo, k2tog* 3 times, yo, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 3 times, k3 (25 sts)
Row 27: K3, *yo, k2tog* 3 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 3 times, k3 (27 sts)
Row 29: K3, *yo, k2tog* 4 times, yo, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 4 times, k3 (29 sts)
Row 31: K3, *yo, k2tog* 4 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 4 times, k3 (31 sts)

Legs

Row 33: K3, *yo, k2tog* 5 times, yo, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 5 times, k3 (33 sts)
Row 35: K3, *yo, k2tog* 5 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 5 times, k3 (35 sts)
Row 37: K3, *yo, k2tog* 6 times, yo, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 6 times, k3 (37 sts)
Row 39: K3, *yo, k2tog* 6 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 6 times, k3 (39 sts)
Row 41: K3, *yo, k2tog* 6 times, yo, k9, yo, *ssk, yo* 6 times, k3 (41 sts)
Row 43: K3, *yo, k2tog* 7 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 7 times, k3 (43 sts)
Row 45: K3, *yo, k2tog* 7 times, yo, k9, yo, *ssk, yo* 7 times, k3 (45 sts)
Row 47: K3, *yo, k2tog* 7 times, yo, k11, yo, *ssk, yo* 7 times, k3 (47 sts)
Row 49: K3, *yo, k2tog* 7 times, yo, k13, yo, *ssk, yo* 7 times, k3 (49 sts)
Row 51: K3, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, yo, k11, yo, *ssk, yo* 8 times, k3 (51 sts)
Row 53: K3, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, yo, k13, yo, *ssk, yo* 8 times, k3 (53 sts)
Row 55: K3, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, yo, k15, yo, *ssk, yo* 8 times, k3 (55 sts)
Row 57: K3, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, yo, k17, yo, *ssk, yo* 8 times, k3 (57 sts)
Row 59: K3, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, yo, k19, yo, *ssk, yo* 8 times, k3 (59 sts)
Row 61: K3, *yo, k2tog* 9 times, yo, k17, yo, *ssk, yo* 9 times, k3 (61 sts)
Row 63: K3, *yo, k2tog* 9 times, yo, k19, yo, *ssk, yo* 9 times, k3 (63 sts)
Row 65: K3, *yo, k2tog* 9 times, yo, k21, yo, *ssk, yo* 9 times, k3 (65 sts)
Row 67: K3, *yo, k2tog* 9 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 9 times, k3 (67 sts)
Row 69: K3, *yo, k2tog* 10 times, yo, k21, yo, *ssk, yo* 10 times, k3 (69 sts)
Row 71: K3, *yo, k2tog* 10 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 10 times, k3 (71 sts)

Hips

Row 73: K3, *yo, k2tog* 11 times, yo, k21, yo, *ssk, yo* 11 times, k3 (73 sts)
Row 75: K3, *yo, k2tog* 11 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 11 times, k3 (75 sts)
Row 77: K3, *yo, k2tog* 11 times, yo, k25, yo, *ssk, yo* 11 times, k3 (77 sts)
Row 79: K3, *yo, k2tog* 12 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 12 times, k3 (79 sts)
Row 81: K3, *yo, k2tog* 12 times, yo, k25, yo, *ssk, yo* 12 times, k3 (81 sts)
Row 83: K3, *yo, k2tog* 13 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 13 times, k3 (83 sts)
Row 85: K3, *yo, k2tog* 13 times, yo, k25, yo, *ssk, yo* 13 times, k3 (85 sts)
Row 87: K3, *yo, k2tog* 14 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 14 times, k3 (87 sts)
Row 89: K3, *yo, k2tog* 14 times, yo, k25, yo, *ssk, yo* 14 times, k3 (89 sts)
Row 91: K3, *yo, k2tog* 15 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 15 times, k3 (91 sts)

Waist

Row 93: K3, *yo, k2tog* 16 times, yo, k21, yo, *ssk, yo* 16 times, k3 (93 sts)
Row 95: K3, *yo, k2tog* 17 times, yo, k19, yo, *ssk, yo* 17 times, k3 (95 sts)
Row 97: K3, *yo, k2tog* 18 times, yo, k17, yo, *ssk, yo* 18 times, k3 (97 sts)
Row 99: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k15, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (99 sts)
Row 101: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k17, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (101 sts)
Row 103: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k19, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (103 sts)
Row 105: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k21, yo, *ssk, yo* 18 times, k3 (105 sts)
Row 107: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k23, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (107 sts)
Row 109: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k25, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (109 sts)
Row 111: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k27, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (111 sts)

Shoulders, arms and head

Row 113: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k2tog, k3, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (113 sts)
Row 115: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k2tog, k5, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (115 sts)
Row 117: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k2tog, k7, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (117 sts)
Row 119: K3, *yo, k2tog* 19 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k2tog, k9, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (119 sts)
Row 121: K3, *yo, k2tog* 20 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k2tog, k9, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 19 times, k3 (121 sts)
Row 123: K3, *yo, k2tog* 20 times, yo, k5, yo, *k2tog, yo* 4 times, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, *k2tog, yo* 3 times, k5, yo, *ssk, yo* 20 times, k3 (123 sts)
Row 125: K3, *yo, k2tog* 21 times, yo, k5, *yo, k2tog* 12 times, k4, yo, *ssk, yo* 21 times, k3 (125 sts)
Row 127: K3, *yo, k2tog* 22 times, yo, k5, *yo, k2tog* 11 times, k4, yo, *ssk, yo* 22 times, k3 (127sts)
Row 129: K3, *yo, k2tog* 23 times, yo, k7, *yo, k2tog* 8 times, k4, yo, *ssk, yo* 24 times, k3 (129 sts)
Row 131: K3, *yo, k2tog* 24 times, yo, k5, *yo, k2tog* 7 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 24 times, k3 (131 sts)
Row 133: K3, *yo, k2tog* 25 times, yo, k7, *yo, k2tog* 5 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 25 times, k3 (133 ts)
Row 135: K3, *yo, k2tog* 26 times, yo, k7, *yo, k2tog* 4 times, yo, k6, *ssk, yo* 27 times, k3 (135 sts)
Row 137: K3, *yo, k2tog* 27 times, yo, k8, *yo, k2tog* 3 times, yo, k7, *ssk, yo* 27 times, k3 (137 sts)
Row 139: K3, *yo, k2tog* 29 times, yo, k15, yo, *ssk, yo* 29 times, k3 (139 sts)
Row 141: K3, *yo, k2tog* 30 times, yo, k13, yo, *ssk, yo* 30 times, k3 (141 sts)
Row 143: K3, *yo, k2tog* 32 times, yo, k7, yo, *ssk, yo* 32 times, k3 (143 sts)
Row 145: K3, *yo, k2tog* 34 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 34 times, k3 (145 sts)
Row 147: K3, *yo, k2tog* 35 times, k1, *ssk, yo* 34 times, k3 (145 sts)
Row 149: K3, *yo, k2tog* 35 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 34 times, k3 (147 sts)
Row 151: K3, *yo, k2tog* 35 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 35 times, k3 (149 sts)
Row 153: K3, *yo, k2tog* 36 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 35 times, k3 (151 sts)
Row 155: K3, *yo, k2tog* 36 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 36 times, k3 (153 sts)
Row 157: K3, *yo, k2tog* 37 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 36 times, k3 (155 sts)
Row 159: K3, *yo, k2tog* 37 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 37 times, k3 (157 sts)
Row 161: K3, *yo, k2tog* 38 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 37 times, k3 (159 sts)
Row 163: K3, *yo, k2tog* 38 times, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo* 38 times, k3 (161 sts)

Top Border

Row 165-168: K all sts

Finishing

Bind off using Lace Bind Off method and weave in ends. Block aggressively, pinning the shawl out tightly.

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