Starburst by Stephen West


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
655 - 1490 yards (599 - 1362 m)
Small (Large)
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Errata: When binding off on the WS at the end of SECTION 3, (k2, k2tog tbl, sl3 sts onto left needle) until all 10 sts are bound off.

Sizes: Small (Large)

Finished Measurements: 19 (28)“ / 48 (71)cm from cable edge to I-cord BO measured at widest part, 78 (125)” / 198 (318)cm wingspan length. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Small Size
Color A - 300yds / 274m (short row wedges)
Colors B & D - 80yds / 73m (thin yarn over stripe & cable shown in the same orange color)
Color C - 275yds / 251m (border)

Large Size
Color A - 975yds / 892m short row wedges
Color B - 40yds / 37m thin yarn over line between short row wedges
Color C - 325yds / 297m (border)
Color D - 150yds / 137m

You will need at least 2 balls and a bit more yarn
for color A. The last wedge uses an entire skein
or a bit more.

Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Small Size
Color A - Penelope (white speckle)
Color B - Kid You Not (orange)
Color C - Potluck (blue speckle)

Large Size
Color A - Each short row wedge is a different speckled color including Typewriter, Crybaby, Where’s My Bike?, Boombox, and various potluck colors.
Color B - Each color B stripe is a different color including Pollen, Kid You Not, Highlighter, Skinny Dip, Jelly, Coral, Envy, Hush, and Electric.
Color C - Eel
Color D - Night Ride

Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Notions: 8 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 sts & 52 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter

C10B: (cable 10 back) slip 5 sts onto cable
needle and hold to back of work, k5, k5 from
cable needle.

Errata for Printed Copy (Westknits Bestknits 1):

On the final page, the small size stitch count pick up should read “29 times” instead of 36 times for the pick up.

“Using color C and with RS facing, pick up and k into selvedge starting at the corner near the live sts. (Pick up and k1 selvedge st, m1) 29 times for Small Size or 20 times for Large Size. “

12-09-22: If you are knitting the large size of Starburst, there should be a “place marker” instruction at the beginning of the “Large Size Only” Instructions on page 5. This correction is reflected in our new PDF starburst_4.pdf.