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