You probably remember Anna Dalvi, and the interview with her, “Knitting with the Norns“, in our first issue. Here is now a beautifull lace shawl by Anna, inspired by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull. It was last spring and it led to air travel disruption all over Europe…

Back to Issue 03 – Spring 2011


Eyjafjallajökull Pattern

6 €

The design story

The designer


Anna seems really quick to take current events into her designs like she did last spring when Eyjafjallajökull erupted in Iceland.

"In March 2010, and then again in April the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted on Iceland. On the news we saw spectacular pictures of the volcano, the lava, and the ash-clouds that disrupted air traffic across Europe.  And whatever else the erupting volcano might be, some of those pictures were truly amazing, and my imagination started running wild with fires and streams of lava. Naturally this shawl had to be a circular shawl, so that the lava could start in the centre and work its way out." says Anna.

The eruption under the glacier Eyjafjallajökull (literaly the Islands Mountains Glacier, referring to the Westman islands accross) was explosive in nature, due to melt water getting into the volcanic vent. It threw volcanic ash in the atmosphere that led to air travel disruption and the closure of airspace over many parts of Europe.

The designer

Swedish-Canadian designer Anna Dalvi enjoys knitalongs (KALs). .She's been hosting lace KALs on her website that run for an entire season at a time. To know more about this fascinating designer, read the interview with Anna, “Knitting with the Norns” in the Issue 01 of The Icelandic Knitter. Don’t miss her upcoming book, "Shaping Shawls", Cooperative Press - due out in June 2011 an now available fo pre-order.


Anna’s website: www.knitandknag.com



Wool, size & info

Size: finished diameter is approximately 160 cm (63”)

Yarn: 8 oz. of Little Traveller yarn from the Sanguine Gryphon (100% merino, 560 yds per 4 oz – approx 512 m per 113 g) in Rojas or similar yarn

Needles and notions: 4.0 mm circular needles (minimum 80 cm cable); optional: 4.0 mm double pointed needles; 4.0 mm crochet hook for edging; stitch-markers; tapestry needle

Techniques: knitting in the round from the center out, lace.

Pattern: once you've made your paiement, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern PDF. We don't send patterns by snailmail.

Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.