cancer by ash alberg


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over main lace, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
long edge: 78” (198cm); centre spine: 21” (53.5cm)
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this pattern is part of the unfolding collection, a series of 12 shawls inspired by the moon signs. designed as a thank you for subscribers of the weekly sunflower knit newsletter, subscribers receive a discount on both their moon sign as well as the full collection. sign up for the newsletter here.

the full unfolding collection is being released on april 14, 2019. join the newsletter before april 12 to receive first dibs on accompanying notions and naturally dyed shawl kits created for this collection.

a water sign through and through, it should come as no surprise that the cancer moon, ruled by the moon itself, is highly sensitive and emotional. tapped directly into the source, cancer moons can be very moody, preferring to trust emotion and intuition over something so basic as logic. a crab’s shell can be a protective emotional layer for you, allowing you to shut down and pull inward when hurt, but your emotional intelligence makes you stronger than you give yourself credit for. when with the right people, you are nurturing, protective, and deeply loving.

the cancer shawl pairs a shimmery silver with a gorgeous all-over seashell lace and even more decadent sideways lace border. aggressive blocking helps this crescent shawl get its gorgeous shape and opens up the lacework beautifully.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 800 yards (732 metres), 200g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses lakes yarn and fiber’s single fingering (100% superwash merino, 800 yards 732 metres, 100g) x 2 skeins in wapiti

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 16 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10cm), over main lace, blocked