Moonrise by Marie Greene


October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in in stockinette stitch, aggressively blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 yards (768 m)
One Size
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Inspired by an autumn stroll under the moonlight, Moonrise is a large triangle shawl worked in three colors.

Skill Level
Adventurous Beginner

One Size

16 st and 26 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch, aggressively blocked

Note: Gauge will look much smaller as you knit. Gauge variations are ok.

US Size 6/4mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needle

Stitch markers
Darning needle

Finished Measurements
63 inches/157.5 cm from wingtip to wingtip
28 inches/70 cm from top center to bottom point

This pattern calls for fingering weight yarn in three colors. (Marie and Team Olive Knits used stash yarn, so you can use anything you like – sport weight would be fine, too!)

Main Color (MC) – 1 skein (100 grams/420-440 yards)
Contrast Color 1 (CC1) – dark or medium shade 50 grams (approximately 200 yards, or half a skein)
Contrast Color 2 (CC2) – medium or light shade 50 grams (approximately 200 yards, or half a skein)

Tips for Choosing Your Colors
Main Color – Think of this as your neutral. (Marie used yellow, which is a neutral in her world – ha!)

Contrast Colors – Your contrast colors should be in the same color family. Think of a dark pink and medium pink, or a dark purple and medium purple, or dark grey and medium grey. You could also do a medium/light combination (medium pink/light pink instead of dark pink/medium pink). These should have a reasonable amount of contrast from the MC. Your contrast colors don’t have to have a lot of contrast between themselves (although you do want SOME contrast), but you will want to ensure you have contrast between the Main Color and Contrast Colors so you can see the stitch details.

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