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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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Playful Plumage Crescent

from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Playful Plumage Crescent
Playful Plumage Crescent
Playful Plumage Crescent
Playful Plumage Crescent

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on

Pattern Description:

Playful Plumage Crescent is a crescent shaped shawl knit in one piece from the center-top outward. It is shaped by all the increasing done on the edging. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern. It can easily be customized by changing the number of repeats of charts 2.

Detailed stitch counts are giving for each row of the pattern.


25 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 57" across (opening wider because it was blocked with a curve) by 17" down spine


  • Approx. 475 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • Testers used anywhere from 410 yards to 500 yards total, depending on gauge.
  • 1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 32-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers for marking edgings, if desired

Suggested yarn:

475 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Skeinny Dipping Milky Wool