Lunate by Amy van de Laar


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
410 - 420 yards (375 - 384 m)
One size, plus instructions for resizing
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A crescent-shaped shawlette with simple lace accents and a stockinette ground. The name ‘Lunate’ means moon-shaped.

The lace columns have a slightly twisted, textured appearance which is achieved by reversing the usual direction of the decreases.

Skills needed include the garter tab cast-on, knit and purl stitches, and simple lace knitting using yarn-overs and k2tog & ssk decreases. The instructions are written, not charted, and every second row is a purled ‘rest’ row. This would be a suitable project for beginning lace knitters.

Materials: 410 yards / 375 metres of fingering-weight yarn. I used one skein of Vintage Purls Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 420yds/384m per 100g skein), in ‘Jaune D’antimoine’. Choose a yarn with good drape, in a solid or semi-solid colour.
A variegated or speckle-dyed yarn would also suit Lunate’s simple lace and stockinette texture.

You will also need 6 stitch markers (including 1 contrasting marker), and a needle for weaving in the ends. Blocking wires are optional but recommended.

Sizing: One size: 51” / 130cm wingspan, 15” / 38cm deep.
Suggestions are included for resizing.

Pattern is for personal use only.