Promises in the Dark by Cheryl Faust

Promises in the Dark

February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic pattern / Chart 2, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
685 - 750 yards (626 - 686 m)
one size, easily adjustable
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My original vision / inspiration for this design was architectural steel framework. However, when I began charting a few pattern repeats, that geometrical framework I had envisioned suddenly appeared to be a big bouquet of flowers! Needless to say, I immediately fell
head over heels in LOVE with this design! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Promises in the Dark is a triangular shaped shawl, knit from the top edge, down. The pattern is created using the mosaic knitting technique, using just one color per row.

Knitting with Spincycle is always such a treat! The mosaic patterning of “Promises in the Dark” highlights the slow and dramatic color transitions of Dream State beautifully. Combine any of Spincycle’s gorgeous shades with a dark and moody shade of Harrisville Designs / nightshades … or possibly invert your colors and use Harrisville’s daylights … whichever way you choose, I invite you to enjoy the ride!


The mosaic section is charted only.
There is a video tutorial link provided to use as a general guideline for reading mosaic charts.

Y A R N • R E Q U I R E M E N T S
Approx. 685 yards / 626 m of DK / worsted weight yarn

Used for sample 1 / green(ish) & black:
• Color 1 (C1) – Harrisville Designs, Nightshades (DK weight)
2 skeins of 12:57 | Approx 385 yards / 352 m

• Color 2 (C2) – Spincycle Dream State (worsted weight)
2 skeins of Deep Bump | Approx 300 yards / 274 m

Used for Sample 2 / blue(ish) & black:
• Color 1 (C1) – Harrisville Designs, Nightshades (DK weight)
2 skeins of 12:57 | Approx 385 yards / 352 m

• Color 2 (C2) – Spincycle Dream State (worsted weight)
3 skeins of Overpasses | Approx 350 yards / 274 m

A couple of the test knitters (including myself/Sample 1) used all of 2 skeins of Dream State and a couple test knitters (including Spincycle Yarns/Sample 2) needed a 3rd skein. Therefore, you may wish to have the additional yardage of C2, to be safe.

A P P R O X • D I M E N S I O N S
73” / 185 cm wingspan
31” / 79 cm deep at center spine
Easily adjustable by working fewer / additional full or half repeats of Charts 2A / 2B.

54” / 137 cm wingspan
25” / 64 cm deep at center spine
I block my mosaics rather aggressively.
Blocking wires and pins are recommended.

N E E D L E • R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S
E4 / 3.5 mm crochet hook
US 4 / 3.5 mm - 40” (100 cm) or longer, circular needles
US 5 / 3.75 mm - 40” (100 cm) or longer, circular needles
US 6 / 4.0 mm - 40” (100 cm) or longer, circular needles
US 7 / 4.5 mm - straight or small circular needles for bind off
(or sizes to obtain gauge)

21 sts x 44 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm using larger sized needles in Chart 2 mosaic pattern, blocked

Basic chart reading
Mosaic color-work
Slipping stitches
I-cord edges
Icelandic bind-off

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.

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