In the year 800, Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the first emperor in Europe since the collapse of the Roman Empire three centuries before. Aquitania was one of the regions under his rule. A portion of Aquitania is now known as Aquitaine, a region in southern France on the Bay of Biscay.

Crescent is worked from a long cast on, through the lace and garter stitch short rows for shaping, to the bind off edge.

Yarn: fingering weight; 350, 450 [550, 650] yards
Model: Sheepwalk Yarn & Fiber in Charlemagne in largest size, 15 yards of yarn remain un-used; 600 yards in 170 grams; 100% washable merino.
Gauge: 16 sts and 36 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in lace and cable pattern, blocked
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, or size required for gauge
Finished size: 9 x 52, 10 x 63 [11 x 76, 12 x 89] inches; 23 x 132, 25 x 160 [28 x 193, 30.5 x 226] cm
Notions: stitch markers optional, cable needle optional


Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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