Lotus Crescent by Kieran Foley
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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.

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.

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

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