Wisdom of the Moon Shawl by Liz Capik

Wisdom of the Moon Shawl

November 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1008 yards (922 m)
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Just like its namesake, Wisdom of the Moon is an intriguing combination of subtle and bold. The beautiful moon colorwork grabs attention immediately, but then the eye is drawn to all the subtle details, from the tiny stars to the slipped-stitch chevron pattern. And those details ensure that the knitting stays interesting from cast on to i-cord bind off (if you haven’t done one of those before, you’ll be delighted to find they’re actually quite easy!)

This shawl is knit from the top down, and all instructions are written out except for the moon colorwork, which is charted. The moon colorwork is also the only stranded knitting in the pattern - in the rest of the shawl, only 1 color is used at a time.

Aurora DK by Wull Studios; 40% superfine alpaca, 40% merino wool, 20% silk; 252 yds (230 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g):
2 skeins in Waning Crescent (Color A)
1 skein in Wisdom (Color B)
1 skein in August Moon (Color C)

US #5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.

21 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette st
Gauge is not crucial to pattern, but will affect yardage requirements and finished size. At the given gauge the shawl uses virtually all 504 yds of color A, and you may need additional yarn if your gauge is looser.

Finished Size
60 inches (152 cm) from tip to tip, by 28 inches (71 cm) from center top to lower edge, relaxed after blocking