There’s always a bit of a thrill (and anxiety) when I put a new pattern out into the world, but this one has a special place in my heart. I’ve been really excited about this pattern for months.
Part of my excitement with this pattern is how flexible and easy to customize it is. All of the stitch counts play nicely with the increase rate, so you can switch between the different stitch patterns as you wish on any right side row. Want more lace? Some of my testers did that. Want to add a few more repeats to one of the slipped stitch patterns? Not a problem – some of my testers did that, too. You can easily make adjustments to alter the size or make best use of your available yarn.
Still Moon is a top-down crescent shaped shawl featuring lace and two different slipped stitch textures. It begins with a long provisional garter tab cast on and is shaped with two increases every right side row and four increases every wrong side row.
Both written and charted instructions are included, and there are two low vision accessible versions if you purchase through Payhip or Ravelry.
Width: 72 (98) in. / 183 (249) cm
Depth: 13 (18.5) in. / 33 (47) cm
463 (926) yards / 423 (847) meters of fingering weight yarn
Sample was made using 926 yards / 847 meters of Serendipitous Wool Vayu (75% SW Merino / 25% Nylon) in colorway Ancestors.
For substitutions, a yarn with good drape and stitch definition is recommended.
US 6 / 4mm circular needles with long cord to accommodate shawl at its widest. At least a 40″ / 102cm long cord is recommended.
20 stitches and 22 rows in Slipped Stitch Columns (blocked)
The Slipped Stitch Columns pattern for swatching can be found on pg. 2 of pattern.
Gauge is not critical, but be aware that your gauge will affect the final dimensions of your shawl. Swatching is still recommended if only to ensure that you are happy with the fabric you’re creating, especially if you choose a different yarn weight.
Two stitch markers
Waste yarn and crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
(Optional) Pins or wires for blocking
Skills and Techniques
Lace: YO, K2tog, SSK, SK2P, KYOK
Additional skills: knit, purl, slipping stitches, provisional garter tab cast on, i-cord bind-off
My testers rated this pattern as Advanced Beginner or Intermediate.
Still Moon is available on Payhip and Ravelry, and LoveCrafts.
Note: As of June 2020, Ravelry’s redesign has caused serious accessibility issues, and some users have reported seizures and migraines. Because of this, I am not linking there directly. If you are prone to migraines or seizures, please use Payhip or LoveCrafts as an alternative. If you purchase on Payhip and would like to have the pattern added to your Ravelry library for when/if the accessibility issues are resolved, please include your Ravelry username when you check out.
If you make a Still Moon shawl, please connect with me on Instagram! I love seeing people’s projects. You can find me there as #theknittinglinguist and can see other knitter’s projects using hashtags #StillMoonShawl and #LakeboundKnits