De Danann is named for Ireland’s mythological ancestors. “The People of Danu”, Danu being their goddess of sovereignty.
Tales of the De Danann have been passed down for millennia and feature great feats, battles, giants, goddesses and magical beings.
I took my inspiration for this shawl from the markings left behind by long forgotten people on neolithic rock tombs which can be found all around the country.
The wingspan of this shawl is 170cm / 67 inches.
This pattern uses Tunisian crochet techniques and was designed to be made with a regular, short crochet hook.
Yarn used in sample:
Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace
(Merino 55%, Silk 45%)
“Goldenrod” – 1 skeins (850 m)
Wingspan: 170cm / 67 inches
Hook: 5 mm (H Hook)
De Danann is worked in bands of Tunisian crochet lace that are built one on top of the other with a row of UK dc/US sc sts separating them. That way the right side of the fabric always faces front.
The lace work in De Danann is a simple repeating pattern using decreases and “yarn overs” to make eyelets.
Beads can be added on the final row along with a row of picots to give a gentle ruffled edge to this lacy piece.
This pattern comes with easy-to-follow charts and text instruction and links to helpful technique videos.
The pattern pdf will be available to download immediately after purchase.
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