Chandra by Caryl Pierre


January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
280 - 450 yards (256 - 411 m)
S, M and L
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This shawl is knit bottom-up with short row shaping used to create the crescent shape. Chandra is a lunar deity in Hindu tradition.

Thanks to all my test knitters: adriennec, axta, farmgroupie, geeklet, glowing, hisch, kataish and schellsie.

Stitches Used: k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ssp (full explanation provided to create ssk and ssp stitches); short row shaping is created without having to wrap and turn.

Skill Level: Intermediate/Adventurous Beginner

Sizes: Small, Medium and Large. Directions are written for small version with changes for medium and large versions in parentheses.

Gauge: 19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

- Size 5mm (US 8) circular needles
(at least 32”/80cm long)
- Size 8mm (US 11) circular needles
(at least 32”/80cm long) for cast on

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Yarn: approx. 280 – 450 yards of DK weight yarn. Used in photos: Malabrigo Silky Merino (Topaz pages 1&2; Teal Feather page 3)