Equatorial Nights by Audry Nicklin

Equatorial Nights

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.75 mm
325 - 450 yards (297 - 411 m)
48”/ 122cm circumference; 5”/ 13cm tall
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Equatorial Nights is a long cowl featuring the constellations as seen from the equator. The beads mark the star positions. The cowl is entirely garter stitch, making this an excellent pattern for beading beginners. A drawn beading tutorial is included. Equatorial Nights is a cousin to the two pi shawls, Celestarium and Southern Skies.

Due to the non-repeating nature of this pattern, multiple charts are used to represent each round. Stitch markers are placed in same places as each chart division. The pattern includes a star chart that shows what constellations have been knitted.

Finished measurements:
48”/ 122cm circumference
5”/ 13cm tall

Suggested yarn:
Canon Hand Dyes William Sock; 450yds/ 411m per 4oz/ 100g; 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; fingering weight:
1 skein in Jack Ross

Size 6 US/ 4.0mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

0.75mm crochet hook for beading
334 size 6/0 silver-lined crystal beads seed beads
3 stitch markers

20 stitches/ 50 rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Garter Stitch
Getting exact gauge is not critical. But, to save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.