Lotus Crescent by Kieran Foley

Lotus Crescent

November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded knitting
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
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A small crescent shawl with a handcrafted ethnic look. Inspired by flowers, it can be worked in a muted palette or a riot of colors!

It’s a challenging knit with lace stitches on RS and WS rows, stranding, intarsia, and long multicolored rows.

Lotus Crescent is also available as part of the Five Colorwork Shawls eBook.

This pattern was originally published in four instalments as a mystery knit-along pattern in October 2014. There is a thread for the KAL here.
Some details of the final pattern are slightly different from the version pictured

Knit mainly on 3.25mm/US3 needles with approximately 140g/650m/700yds Jamieson & Smith 2Ply Jumper weight yarn

MC is Red 093, stranding CC shades are FC22 deep pink, 283 mid pink and FC6 light pink
The intarsia sections are worked in a wide selection of harmonising shades
Specific quantities are given for intarsia and smaller stranding motifs
I did not keep track of specific MC yardages as I was working from a cone and full balls of yarn

Needle sizes
2.25mm/US1 & 2.75mm/US2 for CO & first few charts, 3.25mm/US3 for most of the shawl, and 5mm/US8 for BO with stretchy edge

A crescent, approximately 40.5cm/16in deep at center back by 135cm/53in wide
Extra charts are included in part 4 for a larger size

Approximate Gauge
20 sts and 26 rows = 10cm/4in in stranded knitting on 3.25 needle

The pdf contains lots of charts, short written instructions commenting on the charts, and phototutorials for splicing yarn ends and blocking a crescent shawl.

English and German versions of the pdf are available.

Lotus Crescent is also available here in the kCDesign format for use with the knitCompanion app.

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