Shawls

The Moons of Winter

Cold Moon

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The Cold Moon shawl is crescent-shaped and features a very simple cable pattern, which is inspired by snow-covered fields sparkling under a moonlit sky. The border is gently ruffled with a textured slip-stitch pattern, and is edged with a picot bind-off in an optional secondary colour.

The sample was knitting in Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light (colourway for the body: Dustweaver) and trimmed with Lotus Mimi (colourway: Royal Purple). It measures 67” along the straight edge, 14.5” deep, and 77” along the curved edge (170 x 37 x 196 cm).

Options for both a shawl in a single colour, and a shawl with a secondary colour trim are provided. The pattern also includes both written and charted instructions, a guide to customization, and a row-by-row stitch count chart.

Skill level: Advanced beginner

 

Supplies: 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles

– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– optional: 2 stitch markers for marking the edge stitchesYarn required:

Yarn Requirements:

For a solid colour shawl: –  475 – 500 yards of fingering weight yarn

For a shawl with a trim in a secondary colour: 450-475 yards of fingering weight yarn in the main colour
– 75 yards of fingering weight yarn in a secondary colour

Wolf Moon

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The sample shawl is worked in Sweet Fiber’s Sweet Merino Lite (colourway: Luna), and is 60 “ along the top edge, 13” deep, and 72” along the curved edge (152 x 33 x 183 cm). It also features the twisted rib pattern for the shawl border.

Skill level: Advanced beginner

Supplies: 3.75 mm (US size 5) knitting needles, straight or circular
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
pins, wires, and mat for blocking
optional: 2 stitch markers for marking increase stitches at the edge of the shawl

Yarn Requirements: 425-450 yards of fingering weight yarn

 

 

Snow Moon 

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The Snow Moon shawl is large and crescent-shaped. The body of the shawl is created with a twisted, ripple stitch, and the border uses an easy, yet interesting, lace pattern.

The sample has been worked in a light DK natural alpaca yarn, and measures 72” along the straight edge, 16 “ deep, and 96” along the curved edge (183 x 41 x 241 cm). A guide to customizing this shawl has been provided, along with a row-by-row stitch count guide.

This pattern is easily adaptable to suit fingering weight yarns (several testers worked it in fingering weight), and would use approximately 425 to 475 yards.

Skill level: Intermediate

Supplies: 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight or circular
– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– optional: 2 stitch markers for marking the edge stitches

Yarn Requirements: 500-550 of DK yarn (the sample is knit in a light DK)

The Moons of Spring

Sap Moon

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Sap Moon features a single lace pattern that creates an undulating, leaf-like motif. The shawl begins with a long garter stitch tab, and ends with a one-st picot bind off. The edge can be pinned out into scallops or points – both are equally pleasing.

The sample shawl is worked with Dream in Color’s Jilly (color: Grow) and measures 77 inches along the straight edge, 85 inches along the curved edge, and 15 1/2 inches deep (195 x 216 x 39 cm).

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes: One size with a guide to customization

Supplies:  4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/35 cm long) or circular
– 4.5 mm (US size 7) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/35 cm long) or circular
– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
– optional: 2 st markers for marking edge/increase sts

Yarn Requirements: 500-550 yards of fingering weight yarn


Sprouting Grass Moon

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The Sprouting Grass Moon shawl comes in two sizes – shallow, with an approximate body depth of 14 inches (36 cm) and deep, with an approximate body depth of 18 inches (46 cm). Both versions feature a simple twisted stitch pattern for the body, two sets of Vikkel braids, and a twisted stitch leaf pattern in the border.

The green sample shawl is the shallow version. It was knit with Ancient Art Fibre’s (colour: Cat’s Eye Green) and measures 86” along the straight edge, 90” along the curved edge, and is 14” deep (218 x 29 x 36 cm).

The grey sample shawl is the deep version. It was knit with Fleece Artist’s BFL 2/8 (colour: Silver) and measures 74” along the straight edge, 82” along the curved edge, and is 18” deep (188 x 208 x 46 cm).

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizes : Shallow – approx. body depth of 14 inches (36 cm)
Deep – approx. body depth of 18” (46 cm)

A guide for customization is provided for other options.

Supplies: 3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long/35 cm) or circular
– 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long/35 cm) or circular
– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
– optional: 2 st markers for marking edge/increase sts

Yarn Requirements:  525 – 625 yards of fingering weight yarn


Flower Moon

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The Flower Moon shawl is a generously-sized crescent-shaped shawl. It features the textured Flowered Fields pattern for the body, and the traditional Estonian starflower pattern for the border. The sample was knit with Swans Island’s Natural Colors Merino Fingering (colourway: Rose Quartz) and measures approximately 67” along the straight edge, 15” deep, and 78” along the curved edge (170 x 38 x 198 cm).

Skill level: Intermediate

Supplies: 3.5 mm (US 4) or 3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles, straight or circular
– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– optional: two st markers for marking edge/increase stitches

Yarn Requirements: 450 – 500 yards of fingering weight yarn

 

The Moons of Summer

Rose Moon

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Rose Moon uses a simple twisted stitch to give its body texture, and features three border options, each using an arching lace pattern reminiscent of a rose arbour.

The sample (50 row border version) was knit with Ancient Arts Fibre Craft’s 3 ply sock yarn (colour: Kitten Nose Pink) and measures 16.5” (42 cm) deep, 80” (203 cm) along the straight edge, and 100” (254 cm) along the curved edge.

Skill level : Intermediate

Sizes : Small (50 row border), medium (62 row border), and large (74 row border), with a guide to customization provided for other options.

Supplies: 3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/35 cm long) or circular
– 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/35 cm long) or circular
– a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
– blocking pins, wires, and mat
– optional: two st markers
– optional: cable needle

Yarn Requirements: 
For size small –  425 – 450 yards of fingering weight yarn
For size medium –  500 – 525 yards of fingering weight yarn
For size large –  575 – 625 yards of fingering weight yarn

Thunder Moon – to be released

Grain Moon

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The Grain Moon shawl is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top down. The textured pattern recreates the effect of wind rushing over wheat fields.

The golden sample is the shallow/small version, and was worked in madelinetosh’s tosh merino light (colour: Winter Wheat). It measures 81 inches along the straight edge, 90 inches along the curved edge, and is 13.5 inches deep (206 x 229 x 34 cm).

The blue sample is the deep/small version, and was worked in Riverside Studio’s Merino Singles Fingering (colour: Storm). It measures 70 inches along the straight edge, 80 inches along the curved edge, and is 16 inches deep (177 x 203 x 40 cm).

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Four:

Shallow/Small – 100 rows total
Shallow/Large – 124 rows total
Deep/Small – 100 rows total (method of increase changes midway through)
Deep/Large – 124 rows total (method of increase changes midway through)

Supplies: 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long) or circular
– 4.5 (US 7) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long) or circular
– pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
– tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
– optional: 2 st markers for marking edge/increase sts

Yarn Requirements:

For Shallow/Small and Deep/Small:425-450 yards of fingering weight yarn

For Shallow/Large and Deep/Large: 575-650 yards of fingering weight yarn

The Moons of Autumn

Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon is a crescent shaped shawl featuring a mock-cable body and a net lace border. The stitch patterns are easy to memorize and knit up quickly. My intention with this shawl was to call to mind sheaves of wheat, baskets of apples, and the snap in the evening air that hints the growing season is at its end.

The sample was knit with Manos del Uruguay Alegria (colour 410A – copper) and measures 60” along the top, 14.5” at its deepest point, and 80” along the curve of the body (152.5 cm along the top, 37 cm at deepest point, 203 cm along the curve).

Skill level: intermediate

Supplies: 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight or circular
– 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, straight or circular
– tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
– blocking pins, wires, and mat
– optional: two stitch markers

Yarn Requirements: 475-500 yards (approx.) of fingering weight yarn

Hunter Moon

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Hunter Moon is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top down. The body of the shawl uses a simple lace pattern, and the border is worked in a variation of the Old Shale pattern. This shawl is designed to work with any fingering weight yarn, but it showcases variegated, hand-dyed yarns particularly well, allowing both the patterns of the lace and the colours of the yarn to shine without competing against one another.

The sample shawl was knit in Pixie by Dragonfly Fibers (colourway: Cherry on Top), and measures approximately 75” along the top edge, 15” deep, and 87” along the curve (190x38x220cm).

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Supplies: 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, straight or circular
– tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– pins, wires, and mat for blocking
– optional: 2 stitch markers for marking increase stitches at the edge of the shawl

Yarn Requirements: 425-450 yards of fingering weight yarn

Frost Moon

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The Frost Moon shawl is a crescent-shaped shawl with a slip stitch textured body, a leafy border, and a picot bind-off. It is the third shawl in Moons of Autumn and the Year of Full Moon series.

The pale blue sample is the Shallow Version, and was knitted with Sweet Fiber Yarn’s Sweet Merino Lite (colour: Worn Denim). It measures 65 inches along the straight edge, 80 inches along the curved edge, and is 13 inches deep (165 x 203 x 33 cm).

Skill level : Intermediate

Sizes :
Shallow Version – approximately 65 x 80 x 13 inches (165 x 203 x 33 cm)
Deep Version – approximately 73 x 91 x 16 (185 x 231 x 41 cm)

Supplies: 
3.5 mm (US 4) knitting needles (at least 14”/35 cm long), straight or circular
3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles (at least 14”/35 cm long), straight or circular
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
pins, wires, and mat for blocking
optional: stitch markers for marking increase stitches and center of shawl

Yarn Requirements: 425-450 yards of fingering weight yarn

Other Shawls:

The Wild Geese Across the Moon Shawl

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Wild Geese Across the Moon is a large crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top down. It features three different lace patterns, each decreasing in size, and a picot bind-off border. The patterns of Wild Geese Across the Moon were inspired by a poem of the same title by Muriel Stuart, and are meant to invoke flocks of geese making their way south for the winter. There are no defined transitions between the three different lace patterns. Instead, the patterns shift from one to another, creating new shapes, just as geese do as they change position within their migratory v.

The sample is shown in Sweet Fiber Yarn’s Sweet Merino Lite (colourway: Ina’s Red) and measures 20” deep, 80” along the top, and 104” along the curved side (51cm x 203cm x 264cm).

Skill level: advanced intermediate

The total yardage varies depending on the number of times the last lace pattern is repeated. The minimum yardage is for a single repeat of the last lace pattern, and the maximum yardage allows for three repeats of the last lace pattern. See the Ravelry listing for further details.

Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights shawl is crescent-shaped and designed to showcase variegated, hand-dyed yarns. The body is created with a reverse cross stitch, and the border is an undulating lace pattern, inspired by the shimmering lights of the aurora borealis.

The sample was knit in Dragonfly Fiber’s Pixie (colourway: Firecracker) and measures 68” along the top, 14” deep, and 82” along the curved edge (173 x 36 x 208cm).

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Supplies: 4 mm (US size 6) or 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, straight or circular
– tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– pins, wires, and mat for blocking
– optional: 2 stitch markers for marking increase stitches at the edge of the shawl

Yarn Requirements: 400-450 yards fingering weight yarn

Salish Sea

Sept1-5 copyThe Salish Sea shawl is a crescent shaped shawl that features a wave-like lace pattern inspired by sunrise over the Salish Sea. The pattern contains four sizes, as well as instructions for an optional arrowhead lace border. The sample shawl is size deep/small and was worked in Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium’s QBasic (colour: Brandon Winter Fair). It measures 84 inches along the straight edge, 99 inches along the curved edge, and is 16” deep (213 x 251 x 40 cm).

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Four
Shallow/Small – 104 rows total
Shallow/Large – 130 rows total
Deep/Small – 104 rows total, method of increase changes midway through
Deep/Large – 130 rows total, method of increase changes midway through

Instructions for an optional arrowhead lace border are also included.

Yarn Requirements
Shallow/Small
Without optional border: 425-450 yards/388-411 meters
With optional border: 475-500 yards/434-457 meters

Shallow/Large
Without optional border: 600-650 yards/548-594 meters
With optional border: 650-700 yards/594-640 meters

Deep/Small
Without optional border: 425-475 yards/388-434 meters
With optional border: 475-500 yards/434-457 meters

Deep/Large
Without optional border: 600-650 yards/548-594 meters
With optional border: 650-700 yards/594-640 meters

Needles

3.75 mm (US 5) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long/35 cm) or circular needle
4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14” long/35 cm) or circular needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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