Galaxy Shawl by Brenda Castiel

Galaxy Shawl

by Brenda Castiel
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
70 (78) in./175 (195) cm long and 11 (13) in./28 (32) cm deep at widest point.
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Galaxy shows the sparkle of distant stars in the edging and wide expanses of deep space in the garter stitch body. It’s a long triangular shawlette that is just the right length to wrap once around the neck. Garter stitch is knit at a looser gauge to create a soft cushy fabric that drapes nicely.

The lacy edge, knit simultaneously with the body, provides interest and charm. This shawl can take you through all of the seasons. The shape and weight are ideal to wear underneath a coat—the tapered ends can be tucked in to look like a cowl. It’s light enough to toss in your bag and take along for chilly summer evenings and air conditioned spaces.

It is knit side to side, from one point to the other. It’s perfect for a gradient yarn, or it can showcase a beautiful variegated or handspun yarn. It’s designed to use whatever amount of special yarn you may have.

Yarn: 400 to 450 yd. (365 to 410 m) of fingering or sport weight yarn.

Pattern Info: Pattern includes instructions on how to adjust the shawl to use whatever amount of yarn you have.
Instructions include both charted and written directions.

Note: Pattern has been test knit and professionally tech-edited, for a pleasant knitting experience.
Thank you to my great test knitters who gave me valuable feedback, and my wonderful tech editor Bronwyn.