Moon & Stars

Moon & Stars

Half-circle Shawl

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“This half-circle shawl is knitted in one piece from the top down, composed of Moon and Stars. The double garter stitch Moon motif is achieved by using the double-point sliding technique alternating Strand A and Strand B, knit every row. The double garter stitch makes the fabric light, soft and puffy. The first Stars motif is a 5-into-5 lace stitch, and the second Stars motif is 5-into-3 lace stitch. The shawl is finished with double garter stitch edging to echo the Moon motif.” − Shui Kuen Kozinski

YARDAGE

  • Approximately 900 yards of fingering weight wool yarn

YARN

Gauge

Working Gauge:

  • 28 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in 5-into-5 stitch (Chart 1) with Size A/Size B needle; before blocking
  • 24 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in 5-into-3 stitch (Chart 2) with Size A/Size B needle; before blocking
  • 24 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ in double garter stitch with Size A needle; before blocking

Finished Gauge:

  • 18 stitches & 26 rows = 4″ in 5-into-5 stitch (Chart 1) with Size A/Size B needle; after blocking
  • 16 stitches & 26 rows = 4″ in 5-into-3 stitch (Chart 2) with Size A/Size B needle; after blocking
  • 15 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in double garter stitch with Size A needle; after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Double Garter Stitch):

  • One 24″ long circular needle in size needle to obtain double garter stitch gauge
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Lace):

  • One 32″ long circular needle two sizes larger than Size A needle
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Optional (if using this option, separate Size B needle may be omitted): One 32″ long circular needle with interchangeable tips, with one Size A (3¾ mm/US 5) and one Size B (4½ mm/US 7) tip attached

Note: Lace-tip needles are recommended because the sharper points make the pattern easier to work.

Finished dimensions
  • 72″ wingspan, 24″ height at shawl center; all measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
Shui Kuen Kozinski
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Shui Kuen Kozinski