Sometimes I’m not really sure how pattern ideas find their way into my head. They just kind of show up there with no explanation for their presence. This happened with Traveling Woman and Saroyan, and it has happened once again. I am pleased to present Luna’s Shawl.
Luna’s Shawl is knit with one full skein of sport weight yarn (335 yards, with inches to spare) and is comprised of cables and simple eyelet lace. It’s a bit of a quirky shape: rounded, not triangular, with a smaller wingspan and an emphasis on the shawl’s depth. It wears well with a shawl pin held off to the side.
Named after one of my favorite characters from Harry Potter, Luna’s Shawl is something I could see the ever perky Luna Lovegood wearing with her adorably mismatched outfits.
Luna is plucky, eccentric, adorable, and completely hilarious. The unique size and shape of the shawl remind me of something that Luna would wear, and the color (aptly named Luna Granite) is perfect for her unconventional wardrobe, but still pairs wear with a t-shirt and jeans.
This sample is knit using Miss Babs ultra soft and springy Yummy Sport Weight (335 yards per 150 grams, 100% superwash merino) in the color Luna Granite, available for purchase at MissBabs.com. The generous yardage in Miss Babs’ Yummy Sport Weight makes this a quick one skein project.
Shown here draped over the left shoulder.
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Luna’s Shawl can easily be adapted to be worked with fingering weight yarn by doing additional repeats of the cable and lace portion of the shawl.
The pattern includes:
- Row-by-row stitch counts for all rows of the shawl (increases, cable/stockinette, and cable/lace)
- Charted cables and charted lace, with written instructions for both
- Suggestions for selecting a needle if substituting fingering weight yarn
Luna’s Shawl is a quick and easy knit, with a low-to-moderate level of difficulty. The cable and lace charts are easily memorized 8 row repeats with very few special stitches worked on the wrong side rows.