moth escapes from long captivity

Wing-of-the-Moth Shawl
finished size: approx 86″W(top edge) X 36″L(center back) shawl size may be adjusted by using smaller needles and/or finer yarn.
yarn requirements: 900-1,000 yds light fingering weight wool or laceweight mohair
circular needles: size 6, or size to obtain gauge (use a smaller needle if a smaller shawl is desired)
gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (a tighter gauge will yield a smaller shawl)
pattern price: $7.00US (ohio residents, please add $.42 sales tax)
payment method: please visit our pattern shop!

for those who are interested, elizabeth let me know that there is a thread for the moth shawl going on the knitter’s review forum.
and there is a yahoo group of shawl knitters, where the pattern was also mentioned and is being worked by several members.
there is another group called Fibertraditions at yahoo with members talking about moth shawls.
i’m sure these will be great resources for anyone who has questions or thoughts to share as they work through the pattern.

UPDATEs
updates are incorporated into patterns afte the date posted, so if you received your pattern AFTER these dates, you do NOT need to update.

9/18
wrong stitch count after set-up for corona edging—correction in bold on set-up row 2

Begin Corona Pattern for Shawl Edging
Setup:
Row 1: Knit to center st, K1TBL, knit to end
Row 2 (RS): K1, [SM, YO, PM, *K11, Kfb in next st, K10, K2tog,* repeat from * to * 7 times, then K11, Kfb in next st, K11, PM, YO, SM], K1, repeat between brackets, end K1 [439 total sts, 216 between side markers]

9/17
written instructions for scarf/doll shawl (page 4) have an error on right-side rows 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 these rows SHOULD read (and the error is in bold—it affects only 2 numbers per RS row):

Row 6: K1, [SM, P6, SM, *P11, K4, P12* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, P5, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 7: K1, [SM, YO, K4, YO, K1, YO, SM, *(K1, YO) 3 times, K8, K2TOG, K2, SSK, K8, (YO, K1) 2 times, YO,* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, (K1, YO) 2 times, K4, YO, SM], K1, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 8: K1, [SM, P3, K6, SM, *K5, P8, K4, P8, K6* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K5, P3, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 9: K1, [SM, YO, K8, SM, *K13, K2TOG, K2, SSK, K12* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K9, YO, SM], K1, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 10: K1, [SM, P4, K6, SM, *K5, P7, K4, P7, K6* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K5, P4, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 11: K1, [SM, YO, K3, (SSK, YO) 3 times, SM, *K1, (YO, K2TOG) 3 times, K5, K2TOG, K2, SSK, K5, (SSK, YO)3 times,* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K1, (YO, K2TOG) 3 times, K3, YO, SM], K1, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 12: K1, [SM, P5, K6, SM, *K5, P6, K4, P6, K6* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K5, P5, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 13: K1, [SM, YO, K10, SM, *K10, K2TOG, K2, SSK, K11* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K11, YO, SM], K1, repeat between brackets, end K1
Row 14: K1, [SM, K1, P5, K6, SM, *K5, P5, K4, P5, K6* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K5, P5, K1, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1

8/27
on chart B, the row numbers incorrectly skip number 11; rows should be numbered 1 through 39

8/24
in the fir cone pattern section, rows 5 and 7 have stray “SMs” in the bracketed area. thse rows should read:
Row 5: [K1, SM, YO, K2, *K1, YO, K3, Sl 1, K2tog—psso, K3, YO,* rep from * to * to three sts before marker, K3, YO, SM], repeat between brackets once, end K1 [57 sts]
Row 7: [K1, SM, YO, K3, YO *K1, YO, K3, Sl 1, K2tog—psso, K3, YO,* rep from * to * to four sts before marker, K1, YO, K3, YO, SM], repeat between brackets once, end K1 [65 sts]

8/25
row 9 of the corona pattern in the WRITTEN instructions is incorrect (the chart is CORREECT). row 9 should read:
Row 9: K1, [SM, P3, K2, SM, *K2, P7, K11, P7, K2* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K2, P3, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1

5/20
Row 5 of the corona edging for the SHAWL should read:
Row 5: K1, [SM, P1, K2, SM, *K2, P23, K2* repeat from * to * next marker, SM, K2, P1, SM], K1TBL, repeat between brackets, end K1
chart is correct

58 Responses to “moth escapes from long captivity”

  1. Katherine Windisch says:

    This is one of the most gorgeous pieces I have seen in a long time. I would like to order a copy. Would you send me a paypal invoice? Thanks.

    Katherine

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  3. claire says:

    What would you recommend for a knitter that has not done lace yet? I have done pomatomus sock, and am working on your Ostrich Plume scarf…what’s a good next project? I love the Bee and the Moth, but….

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