A colorful crescent inspired by the fan-shaped leaves of the Horse Chestnut tree - it’s a rich, absorbing knit with much of the pattern involving advance planning for multicolored rows. Techniques include lace knitting, stranding, intarsia, stranded intarsia, trapping, splicing, weaving in of ends, and a shallow knitted-on sawtooth border.
This pattern was originally published in four instalments as a mystery knit-along pattern in January 2017. Some of the details of the final pattern differ slightly from the original version in the pictures.
Chestnut Crescent is also available as part of the Five Colorwork Shawls eBook.
Knit on 3.5mm/US4 needles
Gauge: approximately 19 stitches and 21 rows = 10cm/4in in stranded intarsia knitting
Dimensions: approximately 106cm/42in across by 56cm/22in deep
The pattern includes options for making a bigger crescent.
MC: KnitCircus Yarns “Greatest of Ease” 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon 400yds/366m Diva panoramic gradient colorway supplemented by approximately one ball, 115yds/105m of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift scarlet, total MC yardage approximately 515yds/471m
CC: approximately 65g/275m/300yds of a variety of shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift including part of a second ball of scarlet - the more shades the better.