Polarstern by Katrin Schubert

Polarstern

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 1620 yards (1463 - 1481 m)
One Size
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Polarstern is a star shaped feminine shawl worked in two-color brioche knitting, featuring a colorful foreground and a deep blue in the background. Polarstern is the German word for North Star. It was such a delight to knit this colorful yarn: as if I have had a rainbow on my needles! Repetitive increases and decreases give the shawl its unusual shape. Stripes appear by changing foreground and background alternately. The vareigated color is then worked as an applied i-cord for a clean finish. You end up with a very feminine shawl, a perfect pattern to relax and very suitable for someone looking to tackle a brioche project that is lovely and large without being overly complex.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply, (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yards/365 meters/4 ounces/ 155 grams); Shown in Mad Hatter (2 skeins) as Color A and McHales (2 skeins) as Color B.
Or approximately 800 yards/730 meters in each of two colors of fingering weight yarn. (1600 yards/1460 meters total.)

Finished Measurements
Blocked: 31”/79 cm deep at center and 86”/218 cm long wingspan Unblocked: 21”/53 cm deep at center and 58”/147 cm long wingspan

Needles
US 5 3.75mm circular needle, 40”/100 cm It is recommended that a shorter needle be used to start project.

Gauge
22 Stitches and 22 Rows = 4” square in Brioche stitch, lightly blocked
Note: Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.

Notions
9 Open ring stitch markers or safety pins in two different colors
Cable needle
Tapestry needle