Russian Sky by Reny S

Russian Sky

by Reny S
March 2016
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
547 - 875 yards (500 - 800 m)
one size, but adaptable, if using heavier yarn, also the border can be knitted wider or smaller.
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Russian Sky, my fifth design here on ravelry is inspired by the Siberian landscape.
It is knitted top-down, the body features snow-crystals in two different sizes, “trees” at the wings and a “skyline” with a church in the center, which blends into the border with an abundance of snow-crystals.
A separate file with a photo-tutorial is included showing a recipe for the optional centered picot-bind-off as used in both samples knit by me.
Beading is optional, the spots for placement of beads are only indicated in the charts, not in the written instructions.

Without the generous help of my wonderful testers


this pattern would never have seen the light of day, thanks to you all! They considered this pattern intermediate.

I just released a more basic pattern, which is available as a free download. All I ask in return, if you are downloading that other pattern, please favorite it or one (or all) of my other patterns or add it to your queue.
I look forward to your projects, there will be a KAL in the near future in my group, I do not yet know the details, but it might be a good idea to join and scan my group regularly, just in case….
For pattern-support please come around to my group:
The help-thread can be found here:

Also I am having an (ongoing) pattern-giveaway here: , perhaps you are lucky…

Materials needed are:

• preferably light fingering weight-yarn or lace, solid or semisolid in white or lighter shades/ pastels, for a small size a total of 500 mtrs/ 100 grs., 600 mtrs of fingering yarn/ 150 gr (400 mtrs/100 gr), 700 mtrs of sport weight yarn/ 200 grs. (350 mtrs/100 gr), for a larger shawl or using heavier yarn up to 300 grs will be needed, this shawl is adaptable when using a different yarn-weight and knitting a slim or wide border, as row numbers in the body can’t be changed. Despite the name this can be knit for summer too.

• yarn needle, scissors,
• waste yarn for tab cast on, and please be generous with lifelines
• stitch markers, at least 30, optional stitch markers for denoting pattern repeats,
• US 2 1/2/ 3 mm dpns for the start or US 2 1/2/ 3 mm circs and gradually going up in needle size: 3,25 mm… or needle-size to obtain the look you like in heavier yarn.
• US 2 1/2 /3 mm or US 5 /3,75 mm circs, 24”/60 cm for most of the body or needle-size to obtain the look you like
• up to US 6/4 mm to US 7/ 4,5 mm circs for the border or needle-size to obtain the look you like, 40”/100 cm long

Skills needed:

• Tab cast on
• textured parts, knits and purls, slipped stitches
• basic lace knowledge: yo, k2(3)tog
• easy picking up knit stitches from slipped stitches at selvedge/ garter-tab
• reading charts (optional)
• two easy special stitch-combinations will be explained in the pattern.


Dieses Muster erscheint nur auf Englisch, ebenso wie die zeitgleich veröffentlichte ähnliche Anleitung, die kostenlos ist. Wenn Du das freie Muster herunterlädst, würde ich mich über ein “favorite” oder ein “queue” freuen, auch für diese und/ oder eine andere meiner Anleitungen. Ich bin gespannt auf Eure Projekte.