Lichen & Moss shawl by Sue Lazenby

Lichen & Moss shawl

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Lichen stitch unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 870 yards (366 - 796 m)
medium (large)
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Available as a single pattern or as part of the Celtic Woodland Collection e-book.

Also available in the Create2Thrive webstore as a KnitCompanion-ready file.

This highly textured shawl was inspired by the many lichens and mosses that grow in Wales. Lichen stitch is paired with moss stitch bands, which are accentuated by reverse stocking stitch. These contrast with the wide central garter stitch panel. This makes an interesting, yet easy knit for the advanced beginner. A versatile shawl in 2 sizes, that can be worked in a variety of yarns from fingering through to worsted weight. It is best worked in a solid yarn to show the textured patterns well.

SIZES: Medium approx. 46” /117 cm x 20”/ 51cm.
Large approx. 63’’ / 160 cm x 26’’ / 66 cm.

GAUGE: 4” / 10 cm measured over Lichen stitch pattern
(before blocking) 26st - 29 sts / 37 - 38 rows
(after blocking) 20 - 22 sts / 36rows

using 4mm needles and fingering weight.


Yarn: Fingering weight
Medium: approx. 400 - 425 yd (366 - 389 m)
Large: approx. 840 - 870 yd (768 - 796 m)

Needles: 4mm / US #6, 100cm / 40” circular needle, or size for gauge.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, blocking wires & pins.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner (2 /5)

garter tab CO (instructions given), working increases in pattern, textured pattern including WS rows.

The detailed instructions are fully written as well as charted throughout.The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.

I’d love to see your progress / finished shawl over in the
suseknits group.

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