Sedona Stars by Kathi Snodgrass
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Sedona Stars

Knitting
March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
Variable depending on the number of stitches cast on.
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the celestial fireflies begin to dot the sky
then crowd together
joining her silvery wake
and together they shimmer and glow

(from sedona love poem by daramita)

Inspired by the layers of rocks and the starry nights of Sedona this pattern is perfect for knitters of all skill levels. Knit in worsted weight yarn, this cowl knits up quickly - optional beads add a bit of sparkle.

Skill Level:
Advanced beginner (without beads); intermediate (with beads) - knit, purl, YO, K2tog, optional - beads.

Yarn:
2 Skeins Baah Shasta (100% merino; 200 yards 183 meters meters per 100 g). Pattern photo is shown in colorway Orange Amber with gold tone 4mm cube beads.

Needles:
US 8 (5 mm) 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to approximate gauge.

Beads:
Approximately 800 square 4mm or larger beads. Please check that they will fit on the yarn (optional).

Laura Nelkin has an excellent tutorial on placing beads on her website: http://nelkindesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/placing-beads-on-your-knitting-video.html

Size:
Approximately 60 inches x 9 inches

Gauge:
Approximately 19 stitches and 25 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette

Other
Crochet hook or Dental Flosser for placement of beads.

Construction:
Worked in the round. Beads are placed on stitches using the crochet hook (or dental flosser) method. They are not pre-strung.