Nimue by Shelley Husband
Come on a crochet quest with Shelley Husband to make the Nimue Crochet Blanket, inspired by the recurring character in Arthurian legends. Usually she is the lady of the lake - custodian of Excalibur - she is a seer, a guardian...mysterious and powerful.
Dive into the waters of the Lady of the Lake, sometimes known as Nimue, with this gorgeous fully illustrated pattern book by crochet expert Shelley Husband. Nimue is a must have addition to your crochet library, providing you with countless hours of joy creating this beautiful crochet blanket.
Nimue is a recurring character in Arthurian legends. Most commonly, she is the lady of the lake - custodian of Excalibur. She is a seer, a guardian - mysterious and powerful.
Nimue will keep you safe as you work your way through the blanket, from the water lily-like centre to the edges of the lake and beyond. You will encounter challenges as you progress, but there are many tranquil sections to rest between adventures. When those challenges arise, Nimue will guide you with her wise counsel.
The Nimue Crochet Blanket begins with the Nymph pattern from Shelley's Granny Square Patchwork book. This pattern is then extended to become the Avalon centrepiece. Avalon is surrounded by a verge of Caltha squares, before your quest for Nimue is completed.
Pattern instructions are provided in both UK & US terms.
If you can crochet a granny square, and know the most common stitches and techniques, you have all the skills you need to embark on your Nimue adventure. With the support provided in the pattern, anyone with basic skills and a willingness to try new things will enjoy crafting the blanket.
Inside you'll find:
- Written pattern in UK & US terms
- Charts for both right and left-handed crocheters
- A full glossary detailing all stitches and techniques used
- Yarn requirements for 4 different samples made in different yarn weights
- Detailed, round by round help with close up photos
The glossary of stitches and techniques used in the book shows the abbreviations, chart symbols and full description of how to crochet each stitch or technique.
There's a useful listing of helpful links to additional information about all the things you need to know. Shelley has created instructional videos of all rounds of the blanket - right-handed and mirrored for the left-handed.
Blanket size and yarn
When made with 8 ply/DK/light worsted with a 4.5 mm hook, Nimue will be 158 cm/62" across. She sits well on top of a queen sized bed.
- You will need 4,183 metres/4,575 yards of 8ply/DK/light worsted that is 2.485 metres per gram.
- Yarn requirements for other yarn weights can be found inside the book.
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