Patchwork Crescent by Kieran Foley

Patchwork Crescent

Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
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A cosy colorful crafty vintage homemade handmade thrifty crescent knit on 3.5mm/US4 and 4mm/US6 needles with approximately 200g/920yds/840m of Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift yarn in lots of colors.

This pattern was originally published in five instalments as a mystery knit-along pattern in April & May 2018.

I’ve made a Pinterest mood board for this pattern and there’s a thread for the KAL here and a spoiler thread here for specific questions and work in progress images etc.

The key to this project is a rich harmonious color palette.
The pattern provides an intarsia framework, which can be interpreted as you please, taking inspiration from paintings and various textile traditions, including quilting and Japanese Boro patchwork.
The pattern can be knit using the simple intarsia framework, or you can change the position or width of patches, amalgamate parts of patches, introduce stranded motifs that spread across different patches, and add knit/purl textures, and simple lace motifs, adding as much extra decoration as you want!

Yardages for individual areas of color are not specified - you can estimate and continue with a slightly different shade if you run out, splicing wherever possible to avoid having more loose ends than necessary.

Most of the project is worked on the 3.5mm/US4 needle, only the last chart and final border are worked on the 4mm/US6 needle

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