Moon Sisters by Caitlin Hunter

Moon Sisters

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with 2 yarns held together
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2400 - 2600 yards (2195 - 2377 m)
one size 84" wide, 34" deep
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Moon Sisters is a generously sized, deceptively simple triangle shawl featuring alternating garter and stockinette sections to create textured stripes, and a stranded colorwork design along the center spine. Optional fringe attaches easily to the ribbed eyelet border and finishes the look.
I was inspired by Anna Maltz’s innovative and amazing marlisle technique for this design, you can check out her book for more projects using this fun method!

The body of the shawl is knit holding 2 colors of fingering weight for a marled effect and the 2 yarns are separated at the spine to work the colowork design- no intarsia! I used Moon Sisters yarn, a beautiful, subtly sparkly yarn from The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers for this design. The sparkle can only be seen in certain light, which I really love!

This pattern calls for 6 skeins of Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Moon Sisters, but would also be gorgeous in stash yarn (fading different yarns together would be amazing!) or any other fingering weight yarn of your preference. Just remember to swatch to make sure the gauge and drape work for this project!


Sample uses Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Moon Sisters fingering weight (75% superwash merino wool/ 20% nylon/ 5% stellina, 428 yards 391 m 100g)

C1: Mr Pocket (grey)
C2: Elk Antler (beige)

You will need approximately 1200 yards of each color to complete this shawl with the fringe (2400 yards total). The shawl without fringe requires approximately 1000 yards of each color.

US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Other Notions:
Stitch markers, cable needle, scissors, crochet hook to attach fringe, darning needle

16 sts and 28 rows over 4” 10 cm in stockinette. Note that gauge is not critically important for this design, but your finished dimensions/ yarn usage will vary if your gauge differs from that stated.

Finished Dimensions:
84” wide by 34” deep

Pattern Notes:
This triangle shawl is worked from the top down, beginning with a garter tab cast on. Following the garter tab cast on, increases are worked on every RS row, with 4 sts added every RS row. The majority of the shawl is worked holding C1 and C2 together, seperating the 2 yarns at the center spine to work the colorwork pattern.