Night-Song by a catnach


January 2020
383 - 984 yards (350 - 900 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Night-Song is worked top-down from a small cast-on, to create a long and somewhat shallow crescent-moon-shaped shawl.

Choose your start! The two small-scale lace patterns of the shawl body may be alternated as you wish, with the further possibility of plain sections to start the shawl or between sections of lace. The border and optional edging are worked in larger-scale laces. Each of the four main lace charts may be repeated ad lib, so the shawl is fully adaptable in size.

Suitable for any yarn, from cobweb to fingering weight, that knits with good stitch-definition:

. The all-over-lace shawl in lime-to-blue gradient used approx. 97.5g = 585m/640yds of heavy lace-weight yarn
. The all-over lace shawl in aquamarine-to-purple gradient used just under 100g = 600/656yds of heavy lace-weight yarn
. The all-over-lace shawl in grey-to-yellow semi-gradient used approx. 99g = 493m/540yds of light fingering-weight yarn
. The plain-yoked shawl in yellow-to-purple gradient used approx. 101g = 710m/775yds of lace-weight yarn


Please note that the pattern is given as charts only, with little written explanation. It should present no difficulties to knitters with experience of working lace and the ability to read their stitches, but is not really suitable for beginners.

If you have any problems with the pattern, please pm me and I shall try to help.


Text amended on pp4&5: update published on 14 June 2020


The lace stitch-patterns – Doodle Lace, Cariad Leaf, Rain and Bird – were designed by Naomi Parkhurst. Further details, and more of her beautiful lace-stitch designs, may be found at her blog-site, String Geekery.