When this beautiful golden yarn first arrived on my doorstep I was immediately captivated. It was the middle of January, and we were expecting snow to start falling any minute. The yarn color made me think of the warm golden days of summer, so I had to find stitches that evoked that same feeling. I decided to start with a cascade of falling leaves, then move into a veritable swarm of bees… while a parade of suns shines its light on the day.

Knitting begins at the bottom edge, several lace motifs are worked before it’s shaped into a crescent. The knitter has the choice of finishing the top edge with a frilly little applied border, or doing a simple loose bind off.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: fingering weight; 325, 450 [575, 725, 850] yards .
  • Model: Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in color 1345 in third size; 416 yards in 100 grams; 65% superwash wool, 20% nylon, 15% silk.
  • Gauge: 18 sts and 21 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) in stitch pattern, blocked.
  • Finished sizes: (Length measured at top of lace section x lace depth) inches: 40.75 x 11.5, 54 x 11.5 [67.25 x 11.5, 80.75 x 11.5, 94 x 11.5] cm: 103.5 x 29, 137 x 29 [171 x 29, 205 x 29, 239 x 29].
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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