Wild Geese Across the Moon by Catherine Knutsson
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Wild Geese Across the Moon

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
625 - 800 yards (572 - 732 m)
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Wild Geese Across the Moon is a large crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top down. It features three different arrowhead lace patterns, and a 2 stitch picot bind-off border. The patterns of Wild Geese Across the Moon were inspired by a poem of the same title by Muriel Stuart, and are meant to invoke flocks of geese making their way south for the winter. There are no defined transitions between the three different lace patterns. Instead, the patterns shift from one to another, creating new shapes, just as geese do as they change position within their migratory v.

The sample is shown in Sweet Fiber Yarn’s Sweet Merino Lite (colourway: Ina’s Red) and measures 20” deep, 80” along the top, and 104” along the curved edge (51cm x 203cm x 264cm), and features one repeat of the Little Arrow pattern.

Skill level
Advanced intermediate

Sizes
Small, with one repeat of the Little Arrow pattern
Medium, with two repeats of the Little Arrow pattern
Large, with three repeats of the Little Arrow pattern

Gauge
Interlocking Arrowhead Pattern
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 x 4”/10 x 10cm on 4 mm (US 6) needles, aggressively blocked.

Yarn Requirements
625-800 yards/572-732 metres (yardage depends on the number of repeats of the last stitch pattern)

Needles

  • 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/36 cm long) or circular (or needle size required to get gauge)
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles, straight (at least 14”/36 cm long) or circular (or needle size required to get gauge)

Notions

  • pins, wires, and a mat for blocking
  • tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
  • optional: 2 st markers for marking edge/increase sts