Short Description: Artume (named for an Etruscan moon goddess) is a garter stitch shawl knit side to side and bottom to top. Simple increases and decreases create the long, crescent-shaped border and its eyelet picot edging, and the main body of the shawl is picked up from the edge and formed into another crescent with short rows. The two stacked crescents create a long shawl with a nice height in the center. Play with color and stripes – you’ll need two skeins of fingering weight yarn and just a bit of leftovers for a fun pop of light.
Gauge: 17 sts & 40 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch after blocking
Finished Measurements: 72”/ 183 cm wingspan, 18.25”/ 46.5 cm height at center
Materials Used: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino; 420 yds/ 384 m per 114g); 1 skein each of Logwood/lavender (C1), Fluoro Rose/neon pink (C2), and Medeival/dark pink (C3) Or, 3 colors of fingering weight yarn: 400 yds/ 365 m of C1, 40 yds/ 37 m of C2, and 400 yds/ 365 m of C3
Needle Size: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 32"/ 80 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs.
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner