Nightshade by Lisa Mutch


January 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
640 yards (585 m)
One Size
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This is my new shawl design, Nightshade, which also happens to be my 200th pattern! And because this amazing knitting community has supported me since day one, it’s a free pattern on Ravelry, forever. Just a little thank you for all of you - your sweet comments, kind words, and encouragement along the way. I’m forever grateful.

Yarn kits available at

Update added Jan 7/21 - Section 3 was missing the number of stitches to knit before the W&T. The PDF was edited to add k20.

Shades of grey, silky yarn, and simple lace create this waning moon crescent shawl.

Northbound Knitting; Merino/Silk DK:
Colour A - Sterling - 180 yards
Colour B - Nocturne -230 yards
Colour C - Midnight - 230 yards
Size US 8 needles
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

4 sts= 1” in stockinette stitch

Finished Measurements:
(Post Blocking)
Length (At center point)= 24”
Width= 86”

Abbreviations Used:
RS=Right side
WS=Wrong side
Yo=Yarn over
K2tog=Knit 2 stitches together as one
Kf&b= Knit into the front and back of one stitch
M1L=With left needle tip, lift strand between sts from front to back, knit into back of loop
M1R=With left needle tip, lift strand between sts from back to front, knit into front of loop
W&T=Wrap and Turn-Bring yarn to the front, slip one stitch from left hand needle to right, bring yarn to the back and slip stitch back to left hand needle. Turn work and bring yarn to the back. (Or W&T method of your preference.)