Seaside rocks are like works of art, weathered into lacelike patterns and delicately shaded with lichen and seaweed. Toscaig captures the overlapping crescents I found on one such rock, with varying hole sizes, stripes and texture adding to the richness of the lace. 

Blacker Samite’s silk lends an intense gleam and luxurious drape to this crescent shawl, stretching out as wide as the horizon. Well… almost.


One size

Length (A) -250 cm / 98.5 in

Depth (B) -50 cm / 19.75 in


The pattern requires light fingering weight or heavy lace weight yarn. It is recommended to chose a soft, warm yarn with a high natural fibre content, which will block well.

Required yardage:
MC: 320 m / 350 yds
CC1:240 m / 260 yds
CC2:420 m / 460 yds

Sample is made using:
Blacker Yarns Samite, 40% Shetland, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk, 10% Gotland, 460 m / 503 yds per 100g skein.

MC: Iron Hills, 1 skein
CC1: Aspens Shiver, 1 skein
CC2: Drowsy Flowers, 1 skein


17 sts and 30 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in garter stitch after blocking. Tension is not critical but will affect the finished size of the shawl and the amount of yarn used


4.5 mm, 100 cm circular needles, or size required to achieve the stated tension.


This shawl is knit as a series of shallow crescents, stacked on top of each other. The lace edging is knit on at the end.


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