A Space Odyssey by Theresa Schabes
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A Space Odyssey

Knitting
August 2017
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1 yards (1 m)
17½"x 92"/44.5 cm x 234 cm
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Inspired by the modern quilt movement, this generously-sized rectangular wrap is a play on both color and geometry. Long rectangles break apart into shorter units as they approach the center of the wrap. The two gradient sets of colors begin with their darkest colors at opposite ends and fade to their lightest colors down the length of the wrap.

Worked in one piece in easy garter stitch (not a purl stitch anywhere), this design is truly unisex. But, if it’s for a guy, call it a scarf.

Finished Measurements
17½”x 92”/44.5 cm x 234 cm (after blocking)

Required Materials
150 yds/137 m of fingering-weight yarn (#1 super fine weight) in each of 6 tonally shifting background colors (BC1-6) and 6 tonally shifting contrast colors (CC1-6). There should be a strong contrast between background and contrast colors. See Pattern Notes.

Yarns used in sample: Seven Sisters Arts Meridian Gradient Set (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; total 900 yds/823 m per 200g) in Transition Metals Tonal Shift (BC) and Chartreuse Tonal Shift (CC), 1 set each.

Supplies
US #5/3.75 mm needles, or size to obtain gauge
US F/3.75 mm crochet hook (used for casting on)
Stitch markers in 2 “styles”, 6 in style A (for vertical marking) & 1 in style B (for horizontal marking) See Pattern Notes.
Tapestry needle

Gauge
22 sts and 25 rows to 4”/10cm in garter stitch using size US #5/3.75 mm needle before blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.