I am so happy to finally share my new pattern, Eferhild with you all. Eferhild is an old English name meaning warrior maiden. This pattern is inspired by the legends of shield maidens and warrior women who have left their mark on history, being both strong and protective and yet feminine and soft.

Eferhild shawl

Eferhild shawl

Eferhild is a kite-shaped shawl that is easy to wear and provides a warm, comforting shield of armour around the neck against winter’s cool winds. Its shape particularly gives a lot of warm to the front of the neck and chest area, yet fits comfortably under a jacket or coat.


The shawl begins at the narrow point and increases gently to form the kite shape. Elegant lace sections intersperse the solid crochet bands and the shawl is finished with a tassel on the pointy end.


Eferhild looks particularly beautiful in yarn that has long colour changes. I used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy in colourway Flussbett, which means Riverbed in German. It takes 200g of yarn to crochet.


The pattern is simple and suitable for intermediate crocheters and adventurous beginners. The lace sections are charted and written in full to make it easy to follow.

I will be exhibiting at Yarndale in two weeks time and will have copies of Eferhild and the sample to try on if you are going to be there. Please come over and say Hi!


Eferhild is 20% off until the end of Monday 16th September 2019 (no coupon needed). Newsletter subscribers will get a larger discount as usual in the next email.

Happy crocheting,

Sarah x