Ocean Moon Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Ocean Moon Shawl

April 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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Originally designed as a Mystery knit along (MKAL) incorporating five clues plus an optional bonus clue, the Ocean Moon Shawl is a choose your own adventure project with many choices to make along the way. Start by choosing your yarn either three colours or two colours plus five mini skeins or gradient yarn. Option A provides instructions for the intarsia moons and Option B omits these allowing plenty of room for the optional Twinkle, Twinkle finishing touch where you can add embroidered constellations. You’ll be able to choose between the Moon lace and the Ocean Waves lace, both a perfect flourish to your Ocean Moon Shawl, and try to stop at just one!

Suitable for: advanced beginner to intermediate with accompanying intarsia and lace video tutorials.

Lace includes both written and charted instructions.

Wingspan: 92”/230 cm
Depth: 19”/47.5 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight
Both Option A & B:
C1: 390 yd/357 m
C2: either 340 yd/311 m or 5 colour gradient/mini skein set, each skein consisting of 80 yd/73 m, Colours in gradient/mini set will be referred to as C2-A through C2-E.
C3: 355 yd/325 m
Colours in the sample fade from Darkest, C2A to lightest; C2E.

Shown in:
Option A: Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock (fingering weight/4-ply, 100% Superwash Merino, 425 yd/389 m per 115 g) C1: Thunder, C2A - E: Turning Point, Mystic, Visions, Blue Heart, Spirited, C3: Ghost Whisperer
Option B: Miss Babs, Yummy 2-ply, (fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino, 400 yd/366 m per 110 g), C1: Interstellar
Sunshine Yarns, Classic Sock Shimmer Sock (fingering weight/4-ply, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 390 yd/356 m per 100 g) C2: Orchid Blossom, C3: Dusted Peony
US 4/3.5 mm
US 5/3.75 mm long circular needle to hold a large number of stitches (shawl is worked flat), or size required to obtain gauge

1 stitch marker plus optional stitch markers to mark lace repeats, tapestry needle

24 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter st on smaller needles, blocked
21 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter st on larger needles
21 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in lace st on larger needles
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

A mystery to unveil…
Join us over in Ambah’s Ravelry group for a Mystery Knit-a-long (MKAL) over April - May 2022.
Enjoy tips & tutorials along the way and an opportunity to try new techniques and create something spectacular.

Sign up by purchasing this pattern and joining us in the MKAL chat. Initially you will receive a cover page with updates sent out as per the schedule below.

April 1: Swatch details update
April 15: Clue 1
April 22: Clue 2
April 29: Clue 3
May 6: Clue 4
May 13: Clue 5
May 20: Bonus Option AKA Clue 6

Choose between Option A or B.
Both options result in a wearable crescent shaped shawl with a lace component, option A features Intarsia, option B has no intarsia.
Options A & B will both also have a choice between 2 lace options - one simple and the other a little more challenging - both beautiful.
Suitable for a confident advanced beginner to intermediate knitters.

Colour Notes
This will work beautifully with a fade with C1 being the darkest colour and C3 the lightest.
There needs to be a strong contrast between C1 and C3.
I used a 5 colour fade for C2 for my Option A sample and a single colour for C2 for my Option B sample.

C1: The Sky: Best to lean toward a solid/semi solid here
C2: Ocean, sunset sky or landscape: depending on your colour theme. Solid, variegated or speckle will all work well here
C3: The Moon: Speckle yarn is lovely for this, softly variegated or solid are also good options.