leo by ash alberg


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in over reverse stockinette, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
864 yards (790 m)
long edge: 64” (162.5cm); centre spine: 24” (61cm)
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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.

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one of the most forceful signs, a leo moon is ruled by the sun and sits confidently in a generous and enthusiastic emotional life. you care deeply about those you love, but must be careful to not fall prey to the shadow side of this sign and resort to pettiness and arrogance when insulted. your emotions are tied tightly to your pride, and you thrive in situations where you can show off your personal strengths.

the leo shawl uses an adapted crescent shape to create a bright yellow lion’s mane, thanks to the natural brilliance of tansies, and features a bold centre cable panel with a picot edge as a nod to the sun’s rays.

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

yarn: 864 yards (790 metres), 224g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses sunflower knit’s roots fingering (100% canadian wool, 432 yards 395 metres, 112g) x 2 skeins in tansy

notions: tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

gauge: 18 stitches x 34 rows = 4” (10cm), over reverse stockinette, blocked