I kept this design quite simple, with a stockinette ground and lace mesh accents. Lunate is a very straightforward knit - most of the shawl is made up of the same two rows repeated. Counting is minimal, as stitch markers tell you when to work the lace parts, and each wrong-side row is a purled 'rest' row.
- curved crescent shape which drapes beautifully
- simple lace mesh and stockinette textures
- top-down construction, beginning with a garter tab cast-on
- a one-skein project, requiring 410 yards of fingering-weight yarn
- one size, easily enlarged by working more repeats
- written pattern only (for greater simplicity in this case)
I used one skein of Vintage Purls Sock in a pale greyish-yellow called 'Jaune D'antimoine' - perfect for a lunar shawl! The simple textures of Lunate would also work well with a speckled or variegated yarn.
We took the photos at Yarra Bend Park, a bat sanctuary and lovely bit of nature close to the city. I blogged about my first visit earlier this year. We had great fun taking photos at different spots on the riverbank, exploring, and watching the bats.