Moonlight Garden - Knitting

Moonlight garden was inspired by my dreams of homesteading and gardening alongside the seasons and phases of the moon.

This half pi features an interesting construction: the different lace portions of the shawl are worked alternatively on the right side of the fabric and on the wrong side, creating a unique texture. An attached border is then added to bind off all the stitches.


Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn 4 skeins of O-Wool, Local,50% organic merino, 50% alpaca or about 400g of worsted weight yarn. The sample used the 3 full skeins (9g left). 4 skeins are highly recommended.

  • Needles US 5 (3,75mm) circular needle. US 7 (4,5mm) circular needle Or needle size to obtain gauge

  • Gauge 30 rows & 15 st= 4in (10cm) in stockinette stitch in larger needle. 3in (8cm) long x 2,7in (7cm) large= 1 full border repeat in smaller needle

  • Notions A tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

  • Finished measurements 55in (140cm) long & 22in (57cm large)

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I’m Melody a twenty-something French lady, living close to the woods in Riga, Latvia.

A few years ago, right before moving to China, I decided to teach myself how to knit by watching videos online. I barely touched my pointy stitcks during the two years that I spent there, but right after coming back to France, I got completely hooked.

My new hobby quickly reached the point where it became an obsession. When I first started, I didn’t know anything about fibre, and how important it was to work with good tools and materials. After a few years of practice, I became a proud yarn “snob”, using natural yarns exclusively, with a preference for naturally dyed yarns with high sheepy content.

I wake up every morning with the goal of owning a piece of land, somewhere in rural France, where I’ll be able to keep working with yarn and fiber while growing a vegetable garden, and share my journey and work with this amazing online community.

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