An adjustable crescent shawl featuring a beaded bind off.


Mezzanotte means Midnight in Italian, and both this design and the name were inspired by the gorgeous gradient skein from Wandering Wool. This color is aptly called “Midnight on the Water”, and as soon as I saw it I knew it needed a design that was dramatic to match the color, but also flexible to allow for variations between knitters and skeins.

This is worked top down, and the ratio of stockinette to lace can be adjusted. In addition, you can repeat the lace chart as many times as desired before ending with a simple yet effective beaded bind off. The beads are optional, but they help control any curling in addition to adding a terrific sparkle.


  • Yarn: Wandering Wool North Country Sock, 695 yards (150g), 1 skein
  • Needles: U.S. Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, at least 32” long, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Other materials: 300 6/0 seed beads, small crochet hook or super floss for adding beads, stitch markers, blocking pins


  • Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette, after blocking
  • Finished Size: 70” (178 cm) wide, 18” (46 cm) deep, after blocking


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