The Moon and the Sky Shawl by Jem Arrowsmith

The Moon and the Sky Shawl

April 2015
Lace ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 656 yards (594 - 600 m)
One size
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Pattern Information

The Moon and the Sky Shawl is a generously sized lace shawl and incredibly versatile to wear. It is delicate and light enough for warm summer evenings and come the colder seasons it can be wrapped around the neck as an elegant and warm winter scarf.

Alternating relaxing sections of smooth stockinette with a simple, repetitive lace pattern, this shawl makes for an engaging knit. A sprinkling of beads in the second and border sections of lace add a touch of glamour and sparkle.

A smooth solid or semi-tonal lace yarn works best for this project. You can either match the beads to your yarn or use contrast beads for striking pops of colour.

A video tutorial for how to add beads to your knitting with a crochet hook is linked in the pattern.

The pattern is fully supported with links to video tutorials

Stitches Used: Sl1 wyif, kyok, knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 78” (198cm) wingspan and 28” (71cm) length


• 656yd / 600m, 3.5 oz / 100g, lace yarn such as Under the Olive Tree 80% extra fine merino / 20% silk (1 skein)
• US size 4 (3.5mm) 31.5 - 39” (80 - 100cm) or circular needle
• 696 x size 8 (3mm) beads, either threaded onto yarn before casting on or added using an 0.5mm crochet hook as you go along
• A stitch marker for marking the centre stitch (optional)

Gauge: 22 stitches and 34 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch

The pattern is both written and charted and has been professionally tech edited and test knit prior to publication