Rigel by Helen Gipson


October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockingette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
820 yards (750 m)
One size: approx. 61" wide/28" deep
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Living somewhere with little to no light pollution means I do see the sky lit up on cloudless nights, and now take a keener interest in astronomy. Orion is clearly visible in the winter months, and Rigel is the brightest ‘blue’ star in that constellation.

This pattern is elegantly simple, easy to remember but interesting to knit. Instructions are both written and charted using StitchMastery.

This is a one-size shawl. Its final size will depend upon how severely it is blocked. It has been tested in both aran weight and worsted weight yarn.

I recommend using a circular needle with a minimum length of 40”/100 cm.

Stitches used: garter tab, knit and purl M1 left and right, yo, ssk, p2tog, cable back and cable front


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