Desert Moon by Meghan Macko

Desert Moon

March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
604 yards (552 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Desert Moon KAL is starting April 1!

Join my Facebook group to participate in the KAL. Alternately you may also post on Instagram using hashtag #desertmoonkal There will be prizes for 3 lucky winners: first to finish, random winner from FB group participants, and random winner from IG hashtag users.

You may use any yarn for the KAL, but Fuzzy Cactus is offering 10% off on kits with code DESERT10. Link to her Etsy shop is below. If you are in the SF Bay Area you may also buy kits in person and see my Desert Moon shawl sample at Black Squirrel in Berkeley.

Desert Moon is a collaboration with Fuzzy Cactus Yarn. It was so fun to work with Catie from Fuzzy Cactus on this project and she has created kits in three beautiful colorways available in her shop! Please head over to her Etsy shop and check them out! Fuzzy Cactus Fuzzy DK was a wonderful yarn to work with and her colors are so vibrant and fun!
Kits are available here:

Three colors of squishy DK weight yarn and three textural stitch patterns combine to create the Desert Moon Shawl. Single color garter stitch and two textural two-color slip stitch patterns make this shawl fun to knit, and the DK weight yarn helps the asymmetrical triangular shawl fly off the needles in no time! Endless color possibilities await! Will you ombre? Keep the lightest color in the middle? Go for a high contrast or a subtle fade? Pick out three skeins of DK and enjoy!

Needles & Notions:
US size 8 (5 mm) 32 in/81 cm circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needle for bind off only, locking stitch marker (optional), row counter (optional).

Yarn & Yardage:
604 yd/551 m DK weight merino or blend.
Color A: 114 yd/104 m
Color B: 272 yd/249 m
Color C: 218 yd/200 m

Suggested Yarn:
Fuzzy Cactus Yarn Fuzzy DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 272 yd/249 m/100 g); 1 skein each:
Color A: New Moon
Color B: Full Moon
Color C: Eclipse

In garter stitch worked flat, 17 sts and 36 rows per 4 in/10 cm (unblocked), 15 sts and 30 rows per 4 in/10 cm (blocked).
Note that a looser gauge than noted (stitch or row) will result in the use of more yarn.

Final Measurements:
90 in/228.5 cm wingspan, 16 in/40.5 cm depth. Measurements taken after blocking.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.