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Lunaris Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lunaris Shawl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple increases

Pattern Description:

Lunaris (Latin for lunar, after its moon-like shape) is a simple crescent-shaped shawl with just a bit of ruffle. Worked from the top down in Stockinette stitch with a gradient stripe pattern, it can be done monochromatically - in two yarns with similar weights but different textures - or with more distinct stripes. Wrapping it around the neck creates a scarf with cascading ruffles; draping it as a wrap really shows off the stripe pattern - either way this is a lovely light piece to wear as the seasons change. A photo tutorial has been included for the Garter Tab Cast On that begins this shawl.


19 sts & 32 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size: 63"/ 160 cm along top edge 84"/ 213.5 cm along bottom edge 16.5"/ 42 cm height at center


  • Main color: 325 yds/297 m fingering weight yarn
  • Contrast color: 340 yds/352 m fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 32"/ 80 mm long

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

665 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Squishy and Anzula Cloud (contrast stripe) or Shibui Knits Cima and Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (monochrome version)


Au Natural (Squishy) and Persimmon (Cloud) or Ultraviolet (Cima) and Fly the Concord (Plucky Primo Fingering)

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