designs

Stargazer crescent shawl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh

Stargazer Shawl

Wrap yourself in this beautiful shawl and head out to gaze at the night skies. Perfect for cool evenings in any season and made all the more scrumptious with a cup of hot cocoa in front of the re, indoors or out. Made from cozy worsted weight yarn, this shawl can be knit up quickly: in less time than it takes the moon to go from waxing to first quarter! Start at the centre of this shawl and increase quickly to achieve a generous wingspan. The patterning in classic garter stitch is jazzed up with slipped stitch moon beams leading into a starry field of lace diamond motifs. Whether you are a new or seasoned knitter, this is sure to be a classic piece in your wardrobe!

Published by River City Yarns. Pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.

Yarn

Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
River City Yarns Epic Yarn

Needles

5.5 mm / US 9

Gauge

16 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in over Garter stitch, blocked

Size/Finished Measurements

Wingspan: 83 ins / 211 cm
Length: 23 ins / 58.5 cm

Techniques

Turkish cast on (optional, but instructions are included), increases (yarnovers), decreases (k2tog/ssk, sk2po: slip 1 st purlwise, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over), working simple lace from charts or written instructions, blocking.

Pattern Support/Errata/Tutorials

Tutorials: SSK & SSP Decreases