by Claudia Donnelly Designs
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
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Nocturna is the first shawl in the new trio of shawls for Sexy Spines Volume 2! The Skein Yarn Company sent me some of their merino / cashmere in the gorgeous colorway “Moon Shadow.” Nocturna boasts an extravagant sexy back pattern along with a knitted on lace edge including a lace insertion and the more traditional long Vandyke pattern.

Charted instructions with written support

Construction: This shawl is knit top down with increases on both sides to create its crescent shape. When the body is finished, the stitches for Nocturna’s lace edging are cast on using a knitted CO. The border is knit back and forth joining the last stitch of every RS row together with a stitch from the main body.

Dimensions: 17 inches down the center back and 38 inches from the bottom of the center back to the tips. Measuring across the top when laid flat it measures 57 inches wide.

Yardage: Approximately 1000 yds; I used both skeins and there was only a tiny bit left of the second skein. If you are a loose knitter you will need to account for it in your yardage. I have added generous yardage estimates for loose knitters.