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Bona Dea Crescent Shawl

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Bona Dea, named for the Good Goddess, the goddess of fertility, is a graceful crescent shawl worked from the bottom up. Two sizes are given in the pattern: Larger Version: 80" wide, blocked Smaller Version: 47" wide, blocked This design is the perfect first lace project--and is a great introduction to short row knitting. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Chart Reading GAUGE 17 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Two sizes: Larger Version: 80" wide, blocked and a Smaller Version: 47" wide, blocked SUGGESTED YARN 200 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Silky Merino COLORWAY London Sky #418

Recommended with this pattern

  • Circular knitting needles, sizes 8 and 10 (5 mm and 6 mm), 32 or 36" in length
  • 200-300 yds of DK weight yarn, depending on size

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Melissa Leapman Designs
Melissa Leapman Designs
A widely-published designer, Melissa Leapman has published patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country. Melissa is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books. Recent titles are </i>Cables Untangled</i>, <i>Continuous Cables</i>, <i>Color Knitting the Easy Way</i>, <i>Mastering Color Knitting</i> and <i>Stashbuster Knits</i>. Her most recent book is <i>Knitting the Perfect Fit</i>, published by Random House/Potter Craft . It is a designer's exploration of how to use fully-fashioned shaping to create figure flattering sweaters. As a freelance designer, she has worked with leading ready-to-wear manufacturers and design houses in NYC. In addition, most American yarn companies commission Melissa to create designs to promote their new and existing yarns each season. She has been a featured guest on numerous television shows, is a popular guest blogger, and is the host of several Leisure Arts knitting and crocheting DVDs. Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels.