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Waxing Moon Shawl – A New Shawl Pattern Perfect for Yarn Advent Calendars

  • A light-skinned woman holds up a circular shawl with multicolored wedges.

I’m so happy to be finally releasing this pattern I have been working all year! It’s by far the biggest shawl I’ve knit or designed!

Draw on the power of the moon to make the ultimate mini-skein shawl! This pattern is absolutely perfect for Advent calendar or any mini-skein yarn sets. Use 12 20g minis to create a half circle or 24 20g minis to create a full circle. The full circle makes a great cape that drapes wonderfully over your arms. The half circle makes a generous shawl that can be worn over the shoulders or wrapped around your neck. An additional full skein can be used to add an optional lace knitted on border or you can work a twisted edge border as you go. Each wedge of the circle is formed in garter stitch short rows which makes this a relaxing yet engaging knit. This is an extremely versatile pattern with two border options, and four different shawl sizes included.

Diameter/Wingspan:
Twisted Edge: 54”/137 cm
Tides Lace Border: 60”/152 cm

Needles:
US 5/3.75 mm 32”/80 cm circular needle

Gauge:
23 stitches x 48 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch unblocked

Yarn:
Fingering Weight

Semi Circle: 12 wedges/1,104 yd/1010 m
Full Circle: 24 wedges/2,208 yd/2020 m

Each wedge uses one: 20 gram mini/92 yds/84 m

Optional Knitted On Border uses 463 yd/423 m

Semi Circle Sample knit in Valkyrie Fibers Power of the Full Moon Club on Matte Sock. (deeper tonal colors)
This mini skein set is currently available for Pre-Order in Valkryie Fiber’s Etsy Shop!

Full Circle Sample knit in Earl Grey Fiber Co. Alice In Wonderland Advent Calendar on Darjeeling Sock. (mostly pastel colors with one red wedge)

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Waste Yarn (for knitted on border version only)
Cable Needle (for twisted edge version only), or use cable without a cable needle method

Half vs Full Circle
Half Circle is made from 12 wedges.
Full Circle is made from 24 wedges.

The Full Circle makes a great cape that drapes wonderfully over your arms. The Half Circle makes a generous shawl that can be worn over the shoulders or wrapped around your neck.