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Marsha White on craftsy.com
Loretto, ON, Canada

Fell in love with knitting as a young girl, and decades later... there is still so much more to learn, from fancy lace stitches to interesting Japanese knitting techniques. I am particularly smitten ...

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Candelabra Crescent

from Provenance Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Candelabra Crescent
Candelabra Crescent
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Candelabra Crescent
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Candelabra Crescent

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • lace
  • short rows
  • reading charts

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for the Candelabra Crescent design was from the Japanese book 1000 Knitting Patterns Book. The diamond motif in lace and purl/twisted stitches reminded me of elegant candelabras. Between the tops of the diamonds, a lacy mesh creates twinkling lace "lights". The scalloped lace border adds a few more curves to the crescent.

After the main lace section is worked, short rows are used to shape the top portion of the shawl, using a simple purl and twisted stitch rib. Shaped in a crescent, the shawl sits gracefully on the shoulders.

Knit in fingering weight, the shawl can be decoratively joined in the center. The version in DK yarn is wider and can be casually draped over the shoulder, or left at the sides in swirling scallops of lace.

Sample on left shown in Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch Ultra, colour Evergreen.
Sample shown in additional images knit with Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch DKW, colour Iris.
Pattern written for both DK and fingering weight yarns.
Yarn requirements: Fingering - 370 yds (338 m); DK - 530 yds (484 m)

Pattern was professionally tech edited by Robin Melanson.


Fingering - 16 sts / 33.5 rows = 4''
DK - 13.5 sts / 29 rows = 4''

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fingering - bottom width = 62''; center depth = 11.5''
  • DK - bottom width = 85''; center depth = 14.5''


  • Fingering - 3.75 mm / 5 US knitting needles
  • DK - 4.5 mm / US 7 knitting needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch