Knitted Crescent Sun Shawl

The Knitted Crescent Sun Shawl is a stunning and radiant accessory that will add a touch of warmth and elegance to any outfit! With its crescent-shaped design and delicate yarn, this shawl is perfect for wrapping up on a chilly evening or as a stylish addition to your everyday look. The crescent shape creates a beautiful, flowing silhouette that will make you feel like you're walking on sunshine.

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge

18 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st.

Finished Size 

60" (152 cm) at widest point x 22" (56 cm) long.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Fashion Soft™: 1 ball each Flax 4200 (A), Bright Pink 4702 (B), and Camel 4613 (C)
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7], 32" (81 cm) or longer
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Shawl

With A and using long-tail cast on, cast on 3 sts.

Rows 1-10: Knit.

Turn work 90 degrees clockwise; pick up and knit 5 sts along edge (1 st for each garter ridge); turn work 90 degrees clockwise again and pick up 3 sts along original cast on edge – 11 sts.

  1. Segment 1

    Rows 1-3: Knit.
    Row 4 (Inc): Kfbf, [kfb] 4 times, kfbf, [kfb] 4 times, kfbf – 24 sts.

  2. Segment 2

    Rows 1-7: Knit.
    Row 8 (Inc): Kfb in each st across – 48 sts.

  3. Segment 3

    Rows 1-15: Knit.
    Row 16 (Inc): Kfb in each st across – 96 sts.

  4. Segment 4

    Row 1: Knit.
    Row 2 (Inc): [K9, kfb] 9 times, knit to end –105 sts.

  5. Slip-Stitch Blocks

    Cut A. Join B.
    Rows 1 & 3 (Right Side): Knit.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 4: P3, P3 wrapping yarn around needle twice, *p9, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
    Join C, but do not cut B. Carry B along the side of your work while working rows in C.
    Rows 5 & 7:With C, k3, slip 3 purlwise, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Rows 6 & 8: With C, k3, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise, *bring yarn to back of work, k9, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to back of work, k3. Cut C.
    Rows 9 & 11 (Right Side): With B, knit.
    Row 10 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 12: *P9, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 9 sts, p9.
    Join A, but do not cut B.
    Rows 13 & 15: With A, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Rows 14 & 16: With A, *k9, bring yarn tofront of work, slip 3 purlwise, bring yarn to back of work; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Cut A.
    Rows 17-24: Repeat Rows 1-8.
    Rows 25 & 27: With B, knit.
    Rows 26 & 28: Purl.
    Cut B and join C.
    Rows 29 & 30: With C, knit.
    Inc Row: Kfb in each st across – 210 sts.

  6. Segment 5

    Row 1: Knit.
    Row 2 (Inc): K8, kfb, [K23, kfb] 8 times, K9 – 219 sts.
    Rows 3 – 30: Knit.

  7. Slip-Stitch Blocks

    Cut C. Join B.
    Rows 1 & 3 (Right Side): Knit.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 4: P3, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice, *p9, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
    Join A, but do not cut B. Carry B along the side of your work while working rows in A.
    Rows 5 & 7: With A, k3, slip 3 purlwise, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Rows 6 & 8: With A, k3, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise, *bring yarn to back of work, k9, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to back of work, k3.
    Cut A.
    Rows 9 & 11 (Right Side): With B, knit.
    Row 10 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 12: *P9, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 9 sts, p9.
    Join C, but do not cut B.
    Rows 13 & 15: With C, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Rows 14 & 16: With C, *k9, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise, bring yarn to back of work; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Cut C.
    Rows 17-24: Repeat Rows 1-8.
    Rows 25 & 27: With B, knit.
    Rows 26 & 28: With B, purl.
    Cut B and join A.
    Rows 29 & 30: With A, knit.
    Row 31 (Inc): Kfb to end of row – 438 sts.

  8. Segment 6

    Row 1: Knit.
    Row 2 (Inc): Knit, inc 3 sts evenly spaced using kfb – 441 sts.
    Rows 3 – 30: Knit.

  9. Slip-Stitch Blocks

    Cut A. Join B.
    Rows 1 & 3 (Right Side): Knit.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 4: P3, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice, *p9, p3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
    Join C, but do not cut B. Carry B along the side of your work while working rows in C.
    Rows 5 & 7: With C, k3, slip 3 purlwise, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
    Rows 6 & 8: Using C, k3, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise, *bring yarn to back of work, k9, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to back of work, k3.
    Cut C.
    Rows 9 & 11 (Right Side): With B, knit.
    Row 10 (Wrong Side): Purl.
    Row 12: *P9, P3 wrapping yarn around needle twice; repeat from * to last 9 sts, p9.
    Join A, but do not cut B.
    Rows 13 & 15: With A, *k9, slip 3 purlwise; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Rows 14 & 16: With A, *k9, bring yarn to front of work, slip 3 purlwise, bring yarn to back of work; repeat from * to last 9 sts, k9.
    Cut A.
    Rows 17-24: Repeat Rows 1-8.
    Rows 25 & 27: With B, knit.
    Rows 26 & 28: Purl.

  10. Edging

    Row 1: With C, knit.
    Row 2: With B, knit.
    Cut B.
    With C, bind off.

Finishing

With yarn needle, weave in loose ends. Wet block to measurements.

Abbreviations

Kfb  Knit into front then back of same stitch – 1 stitch increased.
Kfbf  Knit into front, then back, then front again of same stitch – 2 stitches increased.
A, B, C Colors A, B, and C
Inc Increase(s) (d) (ing)
K Knit
mm millimeters
P purl
st(s) stitch(es)
[ ] Work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* rep whatever follows the * as indicated
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