Crescent Leaves by Patty Boldenow

Crescent Leaves

October 2013
Rainbow Farms Pygora Merino/Pygora/Silk blend
Lace ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
One Size
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I originally designed this pattern for a 3-ply spindle spun silk yarn. The gauge was impossibly small and the finished shawlette weighed a mere 13 grams (bottom picture).

Wanting something more substantial, I revamped the pattern for a laceweight yarn produced by my friend Terry at Rainbow Farms Pygora. The end result used 18 repeats of the pattern for a total length of nearly 6 feet, which I can drape across my shoulders or wrap scarf-style around my neck. The finished size is 68” by 8.5”

The pattern can easily be shortened or lengthened by changing the number of repeats across the shawl. It can also be made wider by increasing the repeats of each leaf motif. As shown, the first motif is repeated once, then the second and third are knit (2-1-1). An alternate, for example could be 2-2-1 or 3-2-1. I would recommend knitting a swatch with the desired number of repeats to see if you like the length. Of course, you would then need to recalculate the amount of yarn needed.