Bluestars by Tabetha Hedrick

Bluestars

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
754 yards (689 m)
63″/ 160 cm wingspan; 29 1/2″/ 75 cm from neck to deepest point
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Beautiful, textural garter stitch stripes and simple patterning combine to make a striking shawl with an almost ombré-like effect. The results are elegant, sophisticated, and deliciously cozy. Choose your two favorite colors to make a showpiece that you’ll love wearing again and again.

skill level
Intermediate

yarn
(MC) 510 yds / 466 m Fingering Weight, CYC #2
(CC) 244 yds / 223 m Fingering Weight, CYC #2
Sample shown in: Louet Gems (185 yds / 169 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g ball; 100% Merino Wool): (MC) Teal, 3 skeins. (CC) Caribou, 2 skeins.

needles
Size 6 US (4 mm) 24-inch / 61 cm circular needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct finished gauge.

notions
tapestry needle

finished gauge
20 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch, stretched generously
Please note that while gauge is not critical to the finished piece, it does affect the finished size of the shawl and the amount of yarn used. Adjust this in your planning.