September 1, 2015

Gawain’s Shield shawl collection pattern release

The six knitting projects in this collection are based on the enchanting medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Five stunning, crescent-shaped shawls represent the five knightly virtues symbolized on Gawain’s shield (Generosity, Fellowship, Chastity, Courtesy, and Piety), with an additional sixth project based upon the magical belt (the Green Girdle) that replaces Gawain’s shield later in the story. Included along with the patterns is a summary of the text as well as a discussion of the role of Gawain’s shield and the Green Girdle in both the story itself as well as in the patterns.

The collection is available in both print and electronic formats.

Photos courtesy of JS Webb Photography for Stitch Definition.


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