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Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at ...

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Luna Viridis

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Luna Viridis
Luna Viridis
Luna Viridis
Luna Viridis
Luna Viridis

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple increases and decreases
  • follow a written pattern
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Luna Viridis is a deeply textured cowl worked up in a gorgeous viridian green colorway. It begins as a semi- circular shawl with a Stockinette Stitch center and is then joined and worked in the round to create a circular piece that mimics a shawlette wrapped around the neck. Little green crescent moons adorn the cowl, encircling the majority of it, and are separated by simple bands of Garter Stitch. Using just one skein of a pretty sock yarn, this is a fun knit, and a great way to add a pop of color and texture to any outfit.


24 sts & 30 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
24 sts & 42 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Lunar Crescent patterns
22 sts & 42 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 19"/ 48.5 cm circumference at top opening; 15.5"/ 39.5 cm height at center


  • 400 yds/ 366m of a fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24"/ 40-60 cm long

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste