Moon Moth by Laura Patterson

Moon Moth

September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
325 - 600 yards (297 - 549 m)
5: 8.25 x 39, 8.75 x 45.25 (9.25 x 51.5, 9.75 x 57.75, 10.25 x 64)
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Back in 2014 I came up with a design for a lace crescent using some pretty green Aran weight yarn. I had a number of people like it, but practically no one wanted to knit it. They all said they would knit it in a heartbeat, if only it were designed with fingering weight yarn. Fast forward to this summer. I’d been floundering a bit, unsure what to work on next. My eye kept catching a pretty hank of bright green fingering weight yarn on the other side of my desk. Hm. I did a little math, wound the yarn into a cake for knitting, and cast on… And so Moon Moth was born.

Knitting begins with a long cast on, and the lace edge of the shawl. The top four rows of the lace begin the shaping, which is continued with garter stitch short rows before binding off.

Sizes: (depth at widest point x length at inner edge)
inches: 8.25 x 39, 8.75 x 45.25 (9.25 x 51.5, 9.75 x 57.75, 10.25 x 64).
cm: 21 x 99, 22 x 115 (23.5 x 131, 25 x 146.5, 26 x 162.5).

Yarn: fingering weight; 325, 375 (450, 525, 600) yards.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, yo, left- and right-leaning 2x2 cable, short rows.

Notions: cable needle, yarn needle, stitch markers (optional).

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

For those who are interested… The Luna Moth, a large, bright green moth native to North America, is often mistakenly referred to as the Lunar Moth. It is also sometimes referred to as the American Moon Moth.

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