Andromeda Shawl by Janine Le Cras

Andromeda Shawl

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette - blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1098 - 1371 yards (1004 - 1254 m)
One size
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Insert the following after row 8:
extra 1: yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1. (Repeat 8 times)
extra 2: K5. (Repeat 8 times)

This shawl was originally inspired by a picture of a tropical octopus, spread out in all it’s glory on the sea bed.
Once it was finished though the shawl reminded me of the pictures of spiral galaxies that my daughter, the astrophysicist keeps showing me , hence the name.
Worked in the round with not one, but two borders.
The first is knitted on before picking up a series of loops and knitting a second, beaded border in the round.
The colourways shown in this pattern are special colourways exclusively available as a kit with the pattern and beads required to complete the shawl from