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Harvest Moon - Shawl Pattern PDF

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A Harvest Moon is one that occurs closest to the beginning of Autumn and it’s when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Traditionally this was the time that the farmers harvested their Summer crops, working late into the night to make the most of the abundant moonlight.

The Harvest Moon shawl is a one skein asymmetric shawl which sees a single ‘yo, ssk’ stitch take hold to grow rows of pretty lace. The lace columns cut their way through fields of smooth stockinette, creating rays that point to the lace border. The sections work together to allow the final lace to flourish and bloom as it reaches the edges of the shawl. 

Once you have worked the last row, it’s time to reap the benefits of all your hard work as you harvest your stitches and cast them off. 

Harvest Moon is part of the ‘Shades of…’ range, a collection of shawl patterns and semi-tonal silk and merino yarns. Mix and match any of the patterns and yarns in this collection to create your next project! Visit the website to find out more.

Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kfb, yo, k2tog, ssk, sl2tog-k1-psso

Sizes – One size 

Measurements – The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 73” (185cm) and a depth of 20” (51cm) 


• 437yd / 400m, 3.5 oz / 100g 4 ply, sock or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits Steni Vala yarn, 50% Superwash Merino / 50% Silk in the Shades of Amethyst colourway

• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle

• 6 stitch markers (optional for marking off lace repeats)

• A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge: 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking 

You will get a PDF (959KB) file