knit/lab/lotus crescent

A small crescent shawl with a handcrafted ethnic look. Inspired by flowers, it can be worked in a muted palette or a riot of colors!


It’s a challenging knit with lace stitches on RS and WS rows, stranding, intarsia, and long multicolored rows.


This pattern was originally published in four instalments as a mystery knit-along pattern in October 2014. There is a thread for the KAL on Ravelry.

Some details of the final pattern are slightly different from the version pictured.


Knit mainly on 3.25mm/US3 needles with approximately

140g/650m/700yds of Jamieson & Smith 2Ply Jumper weight yarn.

MC is Red 093, stranding CC shades are FC22 deep pink,  283 mid pink and FC6 light pink.

The intarsia sections are worked in a wide selection of harmonising shades.

Specific quantities are given for intarsia motifs -

I did not keep track of stranding yardages as I was working from a cone and full balls of yarn.


Needle sizes:

2.25mm/US1 and 2.75mm/US2 for CO & first few charts, 3.25mm/US3 for most of the shawl,

and 5mm/US8 for BO with stretchy edge


A crescent, approximately 40.5cm/16in deep at center back by 135cm/53in wide

Extra charts are included in part 4 for a larger size.

Approximate Gauge:

20 sts and 26 rows = 10cm/4in in stranded knitting on 3.25 needle


The pdf contains lots of charts, short written instructions commenting on the charts,

and phototutorials for splicing yarn ends and blocking a crescent shawl.




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