Celestial Phantoms by Meghan Jones

Celestial Phantoms

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Stitch Star Pattern after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
880 - 908 yards (805 - 830 m)
66” across top and 21.5” deep
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A unique top down shawl inspired by the movement of light through our celestial heavens, triangular sections of slipped stitches are like swatches of starbursts reaching across the galaxy. A vertical column of garter stitches branches apart to make way for a comet of movement and the final border has 3 rows of falling stars.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 66” across top and 21.5” deep

Araucania, Botany Lace [100% wool; 448yds/100g]; fingering weight, color 1791, 2 skeins

1 set US 5/3.75mm 32 inch circular needle

Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

18.5 sts/32 rows = 4” in garter stitch after blocking
24 sts/26 rows= 4” in slipped stitch star pattern after blocking

This shawl is worked from the top down starting with a garter stitch tab. Initially it is worked in 3 sections; the two outer sections have increases every RS row on either side of the section, while the center section has increases every 6 rows on either side of the section. Partway into the shawl, the center section is bisected to introduce the side chart once again.