Intergalactic by Jen Hiebert


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch (after blocking)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
532 - 572 yards (486 - 523 m)
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Explore new galaxies of color with the Intergalactic shawlette, a gently curved, asymmetrical triangle that drapes beautifully for lightweight warmth and year-round style.

Intergalactic was inspired by the out-of-this-world color, texture and sheen of Palouse Yarn Company’s Merino Fine.

Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Yarn Requirements
Fingering weight merino fine or similar in three of your favorite solid or semisolid colorways (200 yards each). This should give you enough yarn to make both a swatch and the shawlette.

Shown in Palouse Yarn Company Merino Fine (4oz/113g, 475 yds) Truly Marisa (lime green), Bittersweet (burnt orange), and Intergalactic Bubblegum (purple).

Color Selection
Have fun mixing and matching yarns with different hues, values and saturation. For best results, I recommend that color A be lighter in value than colors B and C. Otherwise the sky’s the limit when it comes to your choice of hues and saturation. Whether you go bold, subtle or tonal, pick a combination that makes you smile!

Needles & Notions
US 5 (3.75mm) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge). Interchangeable needles are recommended so that you can increase cord length as you progress from the 4-stitch cast on to the 154-stitch bind off row (~30”).

Tapestry needle
Blocking mats and pins (recommended)
Blocking wires (optional)
Instructions are included for blocking without pins and wires.

Gauge in stockinette stitch
Before blocking: 7 sts x 9 rows = 1”
After blocking: 6 sts x 8 rows = 1”

Finished Measurements
Will vary depending on yarn weight and type, gauge, and blocking. Test knits ranged from 68” to 77” in length and 12.5” to 17.5” in width. A handy chart of complete test knit measurements is included in the pattern.

Knitting Level: Intermediate

This adventure would not have been possible without the support of a number of talented and generous people. Linda Cronquist, Jen Lewis and Kelly O’Neill generously donated their time and expertise to test knit the pattern. Kelly O’Neill and Amanda Argona were fabulous at modeling the test knits. Stitchmastery’s Knitting Chart Editor made chart-making a breeze. I am daily grateful for a husband that supports my obsession with knitting and yarn stashing. And finally, thank you to Shelley Stone of the Palouse Yarn Company for her yarn-dyeing genius and encouragement.