Levana by Sivia Harding


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch in the round, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.6 mm
380 yards (347 m)
one size
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I have been in love with the center-out structure of knitting for a long time. It gives me great pleasure to merge the center-start with the crescent form. In addition, this design features other interesting structural and textural details, such as garter stitch as a counterpoint to beaded lace, one of my favorite combinations.

Levana begins with a center-start square panel, from which wings emerge at right and left. The top and bottom of the center square, along with the tops of the side panels, are finished with a tiny, sweet beaded picot edging. On the bottom edges of the side panels, framing the beaded lace section, is a small, openwork lace pattern that I know you will love because of its easy, intuitive nature; every time you encounter this edge, whether it is on a right side or a wrong side row, it is always worked in the same way: k2, yo, k2tog.

Bead requirements: 396 size 4 mm cubes or 6/0 round seed beads.

This pattern is part of the Mezzaluna Collection.