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And yes, it seems like a lot, but the well thought out details and the meticulously balanced proportions prevent it from being over-the top in any way. Although Lunae is a stunner and an eye catcher, she is also remarkably easy to wear and effortlessly elegant.
Wear yours with pride and a very wide smile!
Lunae has a relatively shallow, elongated triangular shape. A prominent design feature are the vertical and horizontal Mosaic bands that adorn the shawl. To achieve this look the Upper Body of the shawl is worked from side to side. You will start at the right corner, working towards the center of the Upper Shawl Body while increasing to shape the shawl. Once you’ve reached the center, decreases will be worked until you reach the left corner of the Upper Shawl Body.
For the Lower Shawl Body, stitches are picked up at the lower edge of the Upper Shawl Body. From here on you will be working downwards, further shaping the shawl by increasing at the sides and the center of your shawl.
Approx 200 cm / 78.75” wingspan along the top edge and 55.5 cm / 21.75” deep.
Fingering weight yarn, preferably with some elasticity and bounce (wool or a wool blend).
MC (without tassels) approx 350 m / 385 yards.
CC1 approx 350 m / 385 yards and CC2 approx 430 m / 470 yards.
The tassels are optional. The sample has 41 tassels, which used approx 150 m / 165 yards of the MC.
Sample shown in Snaeldan 2-ply (MC and CC2); 100% wool, 360 m / 394 yards per 100 gr and Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Sølje pelsullgarn (CC1); 100% wool, 350 meters/ 383 yards per 100 gr.
CC1: Lys marine
CC2: Fleece white
One 100 cm / 40” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Measured after blocking.
Star Stitch pattern: 29 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Mosaic Colorwork: 25 sts and 50 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking tools.