This flexible pattern is written for two different yarn weights (DK and Sport) and gauges. Instructions for both gauges result in shawls with similar dimensions. The shawl features a garter edge with a stockinette center and is shaped with short rows. The pattern was developed using both handspun DK weight yarn and Madelinetosh Pashmina (Sport weight), but yarn substitutions will work fine with this basic, simple crescent shawl.
This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor. The Rainland pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. Measurements are provided in both English and metric units.
I love this pattern because it is simple. Sometimes (most of the time) simple knitting is my favorite. Especially as yarns are so amazing and soft these days. The truth is I often feel like I don’t need a fancy pattern. My gorgeous yarn is enough.
I love these easy crescent shawls and could knit them over and over. I think they are very wearable in scarf or shawl formation, with substantial (but not too substantial) tail ends for wrapping or tying.
The bottom garter edge is knit first, followed by the stockinette middle. Simple wrap-and-turn style short rows create the crescent shape. If you are new to short rows, don’t fear. You can still do this. The written instructions are there and quite clear. This would actually be a good starter pattern for a knitter new to short rows, or someone who might need a refresher. There’s not a lot of other craziness going on to cause undo stress.
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