This crescent shawl starts with the lace edge, either long or short, narrow or wide. There are ten sizes to choose from, so the knitter can get just what is wanted from this simple diamond pattern. Choose size to knit based on lace length and inner edge dimensions. The last diamond rows begin the shaping that ends with garter stitch short rows, making what would be a wide rectangle into a pleasing crescent.
4 reps of main stitch pattern 20 x 57/87, 20 x 57/98 [20 x 72/109, 20 x 79/121, 20 x 87/132] inches 51 x 145/221, 51 x 162.5/249 [51 x 183/277, 51 x 200.5/307.5, 51 x 221/335.5] cm
The Lorelei, a famous nixie on Germany’s Rhine River who lures sailors to their watery graves, gives her name to this cowl. Worked in the round with yarn held double, cowl works up quick as a wink to help keep winter’s chill at bay.
Melusine was often a much nicer nixie, building castles for her husband, but don’t disturb her in her bath, or you’ll be sorry. Fingerless mitts have the same pretty stitch on the back of each hand, while the palms are an easy twisted rib.