Cold Pale Moon by Helen Kennedy

Cold Pale Moon

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
437 - 525 yards (400 - 480 m)
one size
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This cosy shawl is an asymmetric triangular shawl knitted from the tip to the broad edge. It uses two skeins of 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 it’s just like knitting stripes, you use one colour at a time, and knit one right side and one wrong side row before swapping to the other colour for another two rows. The amazing pattern effect is achieved by slipping some of the stitches. It’s as simple as that!

There is also a matching DK hat pattern Cold Pale Moon Hat

Prefer to knit with sock weight yarns?
Check out the sock weight 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
Gauge is not important but about 18 sts and 24 rows on a 5 mm (US 8) needle in garter st. A different gauge will affect the finished size of the shawl.

Size:
The finished blocked size is approximately 92” wide and 21” deep

Yarn required:
MC: ~240m DK weight yarn.
CC: 240m DK weight yarn.
I used The yarn collective Bloomsbury DK in Sand and Copper

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.

5.0 mm (US 8) circular needle 32”
5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle 32”
Needle to darn in ends
Skills required:
You must be able to knit, purl, kfb, kfbf, slip stitches i-cord.
The mosaic section has both full written instructions and a chart if you prefer.

Thank you to my amazing test knitters:
YavannaRaven
mumlovescloth
nayus
cbarcusdvm
rose-of-sharon
kengelha

And for tech editing…WoolEnthusiastCo