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BUNDLE OF STARS | shawl .pdf knitting pattern

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Wrap yourself up in a bundle of stars during the long nights of mid-winter. Long for a clear night, willing the clouds dissipate and the sky to become illuminated by sheafs of sparkling light. The North Star winks, whilst constellations hold hands, dancing in and out of view.

This parallelogram-shaped shawl combines different yarns and colours across 3 stitch patterns. The Slipped-Stitch Pattern expands from the cast-on point, followed by a rectangle of garter rib. Finally, striped bands decrease back to a point. The shawl is finished with an Applied I-Cord border around the outer edge.

The BUNDLE OF STARS shawl pattern features:

  • Parallelogram shape
  • 3 straightforward stitch patterns
  • Applied I-Cord border
  • Combining and mohair/silk and superwash merino for texture

Width at widest point: 45cm/17 3/4 ”
Total length: 162cm/63 3/4”

The Bundle of Stars shawl combines 3 yarns in different ways, truly making a feature of gorgeous fibres.

Yarn A: approx 460m/503yd DK/light worsted-weight superwash Merino wool, in a tonal hand-dyed shade.
The Urban Purl Wonderful Worsted (100% Superwash Merino wool, 230m/251yd per 115g hank)
2 hanks in shade 10,000 Leagues

Yarn B: approx 470m/514yd laceweight mohair/silk blend yarn, in a shade tonally similar to Yarn A but of a different hue, to create a subtle marled effect.
Ito Sensai (60% mohair, 40% silk, 240m/262yd per
20g ball)
2 balls in shade 0323 Black

Yarn C: approx 300m/328yd laceweight mohair/silk blend yarn, in a shade that contrasts highly with Yarns A & B.
Ito Sensai (60% mohair, 40% silk, 240m/262yd per
20g ball)
2 balls in shade 0344 Silver

16 stitches and 24 rows = 10cm/4” in both Slipped Stitch Pattern and Garter Rib, holding together 1 strand each of Yarn A and Yarn B.
Use the relevant needle sizes to achieve this gauge.

80cm/30” circular knitting needle. The shawl is knitted flat, but a circular needle is used in order to hold the large number of stitches.
1 set of gauge-size-needles (e.g. 6mm)
1 set of below-gauge-size needles (e.g. 5.5mm)

This pattern has been test-knitted and professionally tech-edited
You will get a PDF (5MB) file

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