Designer: Neisha Abdulla @neishdesign
Moorish Moon is inspired by an Andalusian festival that takes place to mark the Arabic occupation of Spain; to celebrate a time when two very different cultures coexisted. The Festival takes place under the glow of more than 25,000 candles, enhanced by the illumination of the moon.
Moorish Moon is a two color cowl, knit in the round on circular needles. It begins and ends with a 1×1 rib. The color-work pattern consists of an 18 stitch/53 row repeat.
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The beautiful yarn used for the pictured sample is from Ellen of Mrs Lam Yarns. The sample uses the Smooshy BFL DK weight base, which is 100% superwash Merino, 100g/225m/246yd. The MC used is Radicle Threads, and the CC is Marigold.
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22” x 10” (56 cm x 25 cm)
- Mrs Lam Yarns Smooshy BFL, DK weight, 100% Superwash
- MC Radicle Threads 168meters/184yards
- CC Marigold 40meters/42yards
- US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 16-inch/40 cm or size needed to obtain gauge
- US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16-inch/40 cm or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
- CC – contrast color
- CO – cast on
- K – knit
- MC – main color
- P – purl
- Rep – repeat
- Rnd(s) – round(s)
- St(s) – stitch(es)
26.5 sts and 29.5 rows = 4” over Colorwork, blocked
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Rib (in the round)
Rnd 1: (K1, P1) to end
Rep Rnd 1
Moorish Moon Chart
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With smaller circular needle and MC, loosely CO 144 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Work 9 rnds in Rib.
Change to larger circular needle and K one rnd.
Join CC and work 54 rnds of Moorish Moon chart.
K one rnd.
Change to smaller circular needle.
Work 9 rnds in rib.
Bind off all sts, loosely.
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Weave in ends, wash and block to measurements.
Enjoy your Moorish Moon Cowl! Don’t forget to show it off on Instagram and tag us @radiclethreads and use the hashtags #RadicleThreadsMagazine and #MoorishMoonCowl so we can see it!