A pattern to create a beautiful lap or table top portable finger labyrinth.
The Chakra-Vyhua labyrinth is a variant of the classical labyrinth found in India. Indian labyrinths are comparatively little known, appearing in manuscripts from the 17th Century onwards, but the labyrinth is a much more ancient symbol dating back at to least 1200 BC. Found all over the world and across many cultures, labyrinths are powerful contemplative and transformational tools. Following the path of the labyrinth can be a gateway to a meditative state, supporting personal and spiritual growth. Modern labyrinths are appearing in many health centres, hospitals and nursing homes, to be used as healing tools.
The path of a labyrinth twists and turns, but always follows a single route to the centre. This can represent a journey to the centre of our being and subsequent return to the world, creating wholeness and connection within ourselves and our spirit.
'Finger labyrinths', small, portable labyrinths to be traced with a finger, are at least 500 years old, and can be as powerful as walking a full sized labyrinth. Early examples were carved into slate in Cornwall, UK and used by wise women to enter trance-like states.
Knitting this pattern will give you a portable labyrinth, the perfect size for spreading across a desk or your lap to ground and centre you at any time. Tactile and fun, it is hard to resist tracing the path of the labyrinth.
Finished size approx. 18 inches / 46cm wide and 15.5 inches / 39cm tall using DK yarn and size 5 1/2 needles, but any yarn and needle size can be used to create different sizes of labyrinth.
This pattern can be used as it is, or in combination with the classical labyrinth (see listing in my shop!) to sew together to make a beautiful reversible cushion.
Please note: this listing is for a digital download, NOT a knitted item! This pattern will be delivered via email as an attached PDF file to anywhere in the world. To receive patterns in PDF format you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This reader is available for free at the Adobe website.
Patterns are for personal use only. The pattern cannot be sold, traded, published or handed out to others. The design may not be used to create another pattern for sale.
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