Lunar Light by Donna Druchunas
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Lunar Light

September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1140 yards (1042 m)
73 x 8" (185 x 20cm)

The Symbols: Moon phases feature prominently in Lithuanian wooden and metal artifacts. Representing the cycles of time, the regularly varying aspects of the moon were sometimes represented in the patterns of sashes, perhaps as an early form of lunar calendar. The full-moon symbol, which looks like two opposing capital E letters, combined with a diamond representing the sun, is a symbol of Pentecost. The two facing sides of a heart may also symbolize the phases of the moon.

The Stitches: This scarf can be made at any gauge in any yarn. The basic pattern is written for 96 sts in the colorwork section. If you are working an all-over pattern around the entire scarf, you can inc a few more or a few less sts after the ribbing. In many books from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, the author advises that it is more important to get a desired size than to have a full repeat of the pattern at the end of the round. It is perfectly acceptable to have a visible “seam” at the side edge of the scarf.