Grain Moon by Catherine Knutsson
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Grain Moon

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
425 - 650 yards (389 - 594 m)
small, medium, and large
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After the heat of an August day, the moon rises fat and red on the horizon. In the fields, a gentle breeze sends the wheat stirring, the ripening heads bending to pay homage to the rising moon. The Grain Moon shawl is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top down with a textured pattern which recreates the effect of wind rushing over wheat fields. The textured pattern is worked on both the right and wrong sides of the shawl, making it completely reversible.

The yellow sample shawl is a size small and was worked in MadTosh Tosh Merino Light (colourway: Winter Wheat).

Skill Level

Small - A: 72”/183cm B: 14”/36cm C:77”/196cm
Medium - A: 78”/198cm B: 16”/41cm C: 83”/211cm
Large - A: 90”/229cm B: 19”/48cm C: 95”/241cm

Yarn Requirements
Small: 415 yards/380 metres of fingering weight yarn
Medium: 515 yards/471 metres of fingering weight yarn
Large: 715 yards/654 metres of fingering weight yarn


  • 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/36 cm long) or circular
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/36 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