High Country Crescent by Mary-Anne Mace

High Country Crescent

January 2016
Lace ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
656 - 750 yards (600 - 686 m)
This pattern is available for NZ$8.95 NZD buy it now

High Country Crescent celebrates the raw beauty of my favourite place - the South Island high country of New Zealand. Parched, stony, vast and rugged, this harsh land is connected from the mountains to the sea by a network of sprawling braided rivers and unassuming plants.

A dramatic crescent shaped shawl worked from the top down; lace and cable stitches create knitted motifs representing braided rivers and tussock flowing into the estuary where High Country river meets the Pacific Ocean.

Knitted in the gorgeous Zealana Kiwi Lace, this yarn could easily be substituted for a laceweight yarn or a light fingering yarn.

This pattern is offered in two sizes. The first (pictured) uses my regular crescent shawl shaping and 600 metres of yarn, the second larger shawl is fuller - 25 cm wider at the bottom edge, with the same depth and upper edge width as the smaller version, and requires 686 metres of yarn.