knit/lab/Egyptian crescent

A luxurious crescent shawl inspired by the opulence of ancient Egyptian jewelry.

The color scheme of gold and precious stones is echoed in dibadu's handpainted 100% silk yarn, Seda Encantada. The yarn is held double; each color comes in two 50g skeins of slightly different colorways, adding depth and richness when held together. The yarn is available from dibadu.


Colors: 094 red, 116 yellow and 124 blue.

Yardage: approximately 1200m/1312yds

Three needle sizes are used: 3mm/US2.5, 3.25mm/US3 and 3.5mm/US4

Dimensions: approximately 162cm/64in across by 66cm/26in deep at center back

Gauge: approximately 19 stitches and 28 rows = 10cm/4in in stocking stitch on 3.25mm/US3 needle

Beads: approximately 200 size 6 colored glass beads are added with a crochet hook


Techniques include stranded knitting, stacked stitches, short rows, lace stitches and beading.

The eyelet bands and stranded sections are charted and the rest of the pattern is in written form.

The pattern contains two charts, written instructions for the stacked stitch section & ribbed & beaded bands, notes on techniques and a phototutorial on placing beads.


English and German versions of the pdf are available.




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