Ginkgo Crescent by Jade Keaney

Ginkgo Crescent

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
315 - 500 yards (288 - 457 m)
Shoulderette, Small Shawl, Medium Shawl, Large Shawl
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Note: there’s been confusion with the arrow symbol on the chart. It should be the triangle symbol in the key, and a s2kp.

Note 2: there’s been some confusion with when to change needle size. It’s in the border/charted lace section: rows 1-33 are worked with size 6, row 34 changes to size 8, and the bind off is worked with size 10. (This makes the edge more elastic for easier blocking.)

This pattern is offered as a variation on Maggie Magali’s (SouthernSelkie’s) Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl: it reshapes the shawl from a triangle to a crescent and adjusts the lace border accordingly.

Light and lacy, this shoulderette is knit in a fingering weight yarn with a ginkgo leaf border. It’s perfect for casually wrapping around the neck or draping over the shoulders on crisp autumn or chilly spring days, and elegant enough for an evening wrap as well.

With medium-sized needles and straightforward construction, this is a reasonably quick knit - not terribly complicated, but with just a bit of challenge in working the lace pattern on both sides.

The pattern is written for a small shoulderette, but gives options for larger sizes.

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool, 420yd/384m per skein). For a shoulderette or small shawl, 1 skein. For medium or large shawls, 1.5-2 skeins.

Skills needed:
increasing, decreasing, reading a chart

(And thanks to Wirledpeas (Kate Hiester) for her assistance with test-knitting and chart formatting!)