Pale Moon by Helen Kennedy

Pale Moon

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
600 - 750 yards (549 - 686 m)
one size
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Pale Moon is a soft crescent shaped shawl that uses two contrasting colours and features a mosaic section that transitions the two colours.
If you have never tried mosaic knitting before it’s super simple and I’m now addicted to the beautiful patterns it creates. Essentially its just like knitting stripes, you use one colour for a right side and wrong side row and alternate the colours every two rows. The amazing pattern effect is achieved by slipping some of the stitches. It’s as simple as that!

Check out the matching patterns:
Mitts Pale Moon Mitts,
Hat Pale Moon Hat
Cowl Pale Moon Cowl
Socks Pale Moon Socks

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Suitable for adventurous beginners, intermediates and experts alike.

Gauge is not important but about 24 sts and 40 rows on a 3.5 mm (US 4) needle in garter st.
The finished blocked size is 85”wide and 15” deep

Yarn required:
MC: 60g sock weight yarn minimum of 366m/300yds/100g I used Madelinetosh sock in Astrid grey
CC: 100-120g sock weight yarn minimum of 366m/300yds/100g I used Madelinetosh sock in Spectrum

A note on yarn choice: use very contrasting yarns. Best suited to either two solid colours or one solid and one variegated that has no colours in it that are the same as the solid contrast yarn.

3.5mm (US 4) circular needle 32”
3.75mm (US 5) circular needle 32”
Needle to darn in ends

Skills required:
You must be able to knit, yarn over kfb, kfbf, slip stitches.
The mosaic section has both full written instructions and a chart if you prefer.

Thank you to my amazing test knitters who test knit the first version:

And the redesigned and final version: