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The Moonlit Shawl: An Ode To Estonian Lace Knitting

The Design Concept Of The Moonlit Shawl Knitting Pattern: A classic Half-Circle Shawl With Lace Details

When designing The Moonlit Shawl knitting pattern, I had in mind to create a pretty half-circle shawl that was filled with beautiful classic knit stitches, and then gradually flowed into a crescendo of large spikes at the edge. I also wanted to incorporate classic Estonian lace and nupps to make the edge even more dramatic. I don't usually knit with black yarn, so I wanted to challenge myself to knit a darker, more dramatic-toned shawl using a variegated black yarn, but still let it have a very beautiful  and elegant look and feel to it.

I specifically designed The Moonlit Shawl to be suitable for advanced-beginner knitters, and it incorporates only the simplest of knit stitches for the body of the shawl. Knitted top-down on circular knitting needles (without joining in the round), the body of the shawl is extremely relaxing and meditative to knit. For the edge of The Moonlit Shawl, I designed it to have dramatic spikes/points, and to have some simple lacework involved. I also added nupps (which is an easy Estonian bobble stitch) to the edge for an even more unique effect. Within the pattern, I've provided links to numerous video and photo content for help. 

Psst...you can also grab this knitting pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveKnitting

What's The Difficult Level of The Moonlit Shawl Knitting Pattern? Can I Knit It?

I designed The Moonlit Shawl knitting pattern to be suitable for advanced-beginner knitters. The body of the shawl is super easy to knit, with only the simplest knit stitches and increases to grow the shawl larger and larger. Knitting the body of The Moonlit Shawl is so relaxing and meditative, and it is the perfect project to take on-the-go or to work on while binging on Netflix (ha!). Knitted top-down, when the shawl reaches the length required by the pattern, then you will work the edge of the shawl. The edging is very simple to knit as well, and incorporates only the simplest lacework stitches (i.e., simple increases and decreases), and then you will toss in a few easy nupps along the way. I provide video support for how to make nupps even faster, so they work up at lightning speed. Overall, this knitting pattern is very relaxing to knit and the edge provides some knitting interest to keep you engaged. 

And have you heard about our Learn page yet? It's an extensive free resource filled to the brim with information on stitches, reading knitting patterns, terms, schematics, and also filled with loads of photos and video tutorials for many stitches that are required by Darling Jadore patterns -- and all the stitches and techniques required by The Moonlit Shawl knitting pattern! There, you can learn how to cast on, and how to make simple knit increases and decreases for this pattern. The video for how to make nupps super fast and easy is on our Youtube channel here. No need to spend your hard-earned money on a book just to learn how to knit and helpful tips and tricks. Plus, who even has time to flip through a book?! We designed this digital resource to be user-friendly with a menu that you can click on and it will immediately direct you to the location you want to go in under one second. Want to learn how to Kfb? Click on "kfb" and at lightning speed, you're presented with photos, a video tutorial, and accompanying text to learn. We've also included other information like how to read a knitting patterncommon abbreviations, information on blockingSierra's top picks for starting a knitting tool kit, information on Continental-style knitting and more. The best part? We're continually updating and growing the content. And if you're wondering, yes we'll be launching a crochet "Learn" page soon too!

At Darling Jadore, we strive to create the highest quality patterns and videos, and all of our patterns are "live", meaning they are regularly updated and content (like more video tutorials) is continually being added to each pattern. Oh, and did we mention, that the link to download the pattern never expires?  Yep! We did our best to streamline the process here at Darling Jadore and to make it as user-friendly as possible. For us, that means fast checkout, instant-download files, "live" patterns that are regularly updated, including loads of tips and photos in our patterns, having non-expiratory download links, and more. To read more about how Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are different from all other designers' patterns, you can check out our FAQ section here.

Required Materials For The Moonlit Shawl Knitting Pattern

To follow The Moonlit Shawl knitting pattern, you will need approximately 740 yards of light-weight/DK (category 3) yarn (similar herehere, and here), U.S. Size 8 (5.0 mm) circular knitting needles that are 40″-48″ (herehere, and here), Scissors, and Stitch markers.

Other notions that are recommended but not required for this knitting pattern include a tapestry needle (to weave in any loose ends), and a row counter. As with all Darling Jadore patterns, all the specific materials (brands, etc) are located within the knitting pattern file so you can make the exact Moonlit Shawl photographed.

If you're interested in learning Sierra's must-have picks and all the exact tools and materials she uses to design and for her business, we recently launched the Darling Jadore Amazon Shop, where she's listed all the exact tools she uses on a daily basis. 


Accessing The Moonlit Shawl Knitting Pattern (And All Darling Jadore Knit and Crochet Patterns): Retrieval, Downloading, Etc


All Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are digital downloads that are emailed immediately after payment is processed, so make sure you enter in your correct email address at checkout. Unlike some knitwear designers, all Darling Jadore pattern links never expire, meaning you can download it at any time, and it will always be available to you. Additionally, all Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are "live", meaning that they are constantly being updated. Therefore, if any knit or crochet pattern you've purchased is updated (e.g., instructions changed, videos added, etc), you are sent an email notification and all you need to do is simply re-download your file for the updated version. We at Darling Jadore are passionate about providing the highest quality knitting patterns and crochet patterns and videos to our customers, and to us, that means always updating versions of our patterns to make them the highest possible quality when possible. Most of our knit and crochet patterns are 5+ pages long, include numerous instructional photos and schematics with specific measurements, as well as easy-to-read (i.e., "Plain English") instructions in addition to classic knit or crochet instructions. All Darling Jadore patterns are ad-free, and printer-friendly.

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Reselling From Darling Jadore Knitting Patterns: Can I Sell My Finished Fauna Cowl?


Yes, of course! All finished items made from Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore™ on your website and/or social media account (if shown and sold there). I love when customers tell me they buy our knit and crochet patterns for "market prep", meaning that they will make a lot of the items in bulk and eventually sell them in fall and winter markets and festivals , or in their Etsy shop, etc. I love seeing your finished knitted and crocheted items, but kindly ask that you give crochet pattern design credit to Darling Jadore. If you're interested in stocking up your Etsy shop or doing market prep, you might want to check out these fan-favorite patterns: The Cappuccino MittsThe Avalon Hat, and The Haze Scarf.

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