Cinnamon Stars by Amy van de Laar

Cinnamon Stars

December 2016
Light Fingering ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork pattern, knit in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
730 - 805 yards (668 - 736 m)
One size: 6.75”/17cm height, 51”/129.5cm circumference
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Wrap yourself in a soft, cosy cowl sprinkled with stars! Cinnamon Stars is a long tubular-style cowl which can be worn looped twice around the neck for protection from the elements, or draped in a single stylish loop.

The tubular construction means the fabric has no ‘wrong’ side, and provides added insulation. Traditional colourwork star motifs are arranged in close formation, a geometric twist on a classic.

Skills needed include a provisional cast on, knitting in the round, stranded colourwork, Kitchener Stitch or grafting, and working from a colourwork chart. Tips for swatching in the round, casting on, and Kitchener Stitch are included in the pattern.

Materials: 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% merino, 30% silk; 490yds/448m per 100g skein) in ‘Ivory Letter-Opener’ (Colour A) and ‘Gilt’ (Colour B), or 392 yards / 358.5 metres of Colour A and 412 yards / 377 metres of Colour B in fingering-weight yarn.

You will also need a crochet hook and smooth waste yarn for the provisional cast on, a second circular needle for grafting, and stitch markers.

Sizing: One size, adjustable by working a different number of repeats. Finished measurements: 6.75”/17cm height, 51”/129.5cm circumference.

Swatching in the round
How to work a provisional cast on

Here’s the recipe for the biscuits (which I love!) - Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)