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Crescent Shawl : Two Colors : DK Weight : Knit & Purl Textures : Mosaic

Job type Test knit


The Unlikely Pair is a squishy and spacious wide crescent shawl that incorporates easy-to-read textures and an
elegant mosaic pattern. Designed to be timeless over trendy, this shawl can be a staple in your cold weather
accessories for years to come.

The Unlikely Pair is perfect for keeping the autumn chill away and the in-between-seasons office and restaurant
air conditioning from freezing you into miserable, unfocused submission.

Because it’s designed for DK weight yarn, it knits up swiftly. Don’t let the thickness of the yarn fool you, though;
it’s not a bulky shawl! It drapes beautifully, and the ends curl softly into tendrils.

Wear it traditionally over your shoulders, folded in half with the ends pulled through, swirled around your neck
like a fashionable scarf, or the creative way you come up with, you trendsetter, you.

Construction Notes

This crescent-shaped shawl is worked flat and from the top down.
Get Ready: Set your project up for success by looking over the pattern, trying out new techniques, considering
yarn substitutions, and swatching.
Cast On: With an icord tab cast on and work a setup row to prepare for the main pattern.
Section 1: Rib and welt pattern is worked and striped between C1 and C2.
Section 2: Mosaic pattern is worked.
Section 3: Rib and welt pattern is worked and striped between C1 and C2.
Bind Off: Bind off using the icord bind off. Graft the remaining two pairs of stitches together using kitchener
Finishing: Weave in ends and block to crescent shape.



Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-07-01
Due date 2019-08-18
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Pattern access The pattern for this test will be sent to you by email. This means the designer will have access to your email address for this purpose. By applying for this test, you are allowing Yarnpond to show your email address to this designer for the purposes of sending you the pattern document only. The designer may not add you to their mailing list or send you marketing emails without you providing approval for them to use your address for that purpose. Designers found to be abusing their access to testers emails will be excluded from Yarnpond.
Advertiser Atlas Knits
Spots available 12
Sizes required One Size
Finished measurements

View Schematic Here: https://www.atlasknits.com/wp-content/uploads/Schematic-768x422.png

  • Center Back: 15” / 38cm
  • Wingspan: 106” / 269cm
Gauge 18 sts and 27 rows in textured stitch pattern, blocked
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Cast On

  • Icord Tab Cast On Using Lifted Increases *
  • Invisible Provisional Cast On To Start The ICord Tab *

Basic Techniques

  • Reading charted instructions OR written instructions
  • Joining a second color
  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Knitting Long (wrapping the yarn an extra time for a knit stitch) *
  • Slipping Stitches *


  • Lifted Left Increase (For Cast On) *
  • Yarnover *
  • Knit, Yarnover, Knit into the same stitch *

Bind Off & Finishing

  • Icord Bind Off *
  • Kitchener Stitch (for two stitches to graft the ends of the icord together) *

* = Video Tutorials Will Be Provided


Construction type Knit Flat, Worked Top-Down
Required or recommended yarn Sun Valley Fibers BFL DK (100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool) - Knitpicks Swish DK is a good yarn sub!
Yardage Color 1: 650 yards / 593 meters; Color 2: 370 yards / 338 meters
Tools required
  • 60" (150cm) circulars in needle size required to achieve gauge. Designer used US8 / 5.0mm
  • ˆˆ 6” / 15cm of smooth, non-pilling or felting waste yarn to start icord tab with provisional cast on
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends
  • 2 removable stitch markers to act as counting aids
  • Rust-proof pins, blocking surface
  • A scale to weigh your yarn to figure out yardage/meterage used
  • A measuring tape or rule to measure the finished dimensions of your shawl
Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  1. Complete one of two swatches using the included swatching instructions and provide your washed gauge
  2. Complete project by the deadline
  3. Create a project page on Ravelry.
    1. At least one finished object photo
    2. Tag your project with atlasknitssunvalleytestknit1
    3. Rate the pattern.
  4. Keep track of information requested while knitting the pattern and submit it when you are completed with the test knit
  5. Let Amanda know about issues with the pattern right away. We use a dashboard so everyone on the test can see current issues and status on those issues.
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

  1. A super fun test knit!
  2. The final version of the pattern added to their Ravelry library, delivered when the pattern is released.
  3. One other Atlas Knits' self-published pattern added to their Ravelry library, delivered at the test knit completion, when the project page is created, linked, and rated.

The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-07-14: Swatch Completed & 25% Completed
2019-07-21: 50% Completed
2019-08-04: 75% Completed
2019-08-11: Knitting Completed
2019-08-18: Finished And Blocked



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