Scientists predict that a new star will be born near the Cygnus constellation… in 2022. This shawl is my celebration of the highly anticipated celestial event.
Boom Star is made with eye-catching star stitch on a stockinette background. Starting from the upper right corner, the shawl is knit on the bias to create an asymmetric triangle. Garter-stitch wedges made with short rows give the shawl a gently curved shape. Main and contrasting colors are inverted in the wide garter-stitch border, ending the shawl with a bang.
This pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Pattern instructions are provided only in written format.
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Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 402 m/100 g), 2 colors, 1 skein each. The sample is knitted in colorways the Eggplant
(MC) and Ochre
Or fingering-weight yarn in 2 colors:
- MC: approx. 440 m / 480 yd
- CC: approx. 400 m / 440 yd
Look for two highly contrasting colors to show off the star stitch. You can continue knitting the border until you run out of MC.
- 4.0 mm / US 6 long (80–100 cm / 32–40”) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- 5 stitch markers
- Darning needle
22 sts × 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette, blocked
- Wingspan: approx. 170 cm / 5’7”
- Depth: approx. 80 cm / 31½“
The pattern uses the following techniques: long-tail cast on, slipped stitches. The pattern assumes the knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method. Instructions for the star stitch are provided only in written format.