Stargazer Crochet Blanket
Stargazer is my second blanket based around the layout of the Zodiac and the first blanket of my Exmoor Stars series.
I live on Exmoor which is a designated international dark sky reserve; the reserves are classified as public or private areas that possess an exceptional quality of starry nights.
The layout of the Zodiac constellations were a perfect illustration of the stars you might see on a moorland dark night.
The blanket contains all 12 constellations in the right placement order, however they may seem backwards, but this is due to the earth revolving in an anti-clockwise direction.
The Stargazer blanket measures 60 x 60 inches and is made with 1560 x gms of 4 ply/fingering weight Yarn (360/400 metres per 100 gms)
Stargazer is a scrap blanket; so you will need assortments of very similar colours in colour collections.
You can choose any yarn of the correct weight.
Yarns used in the sample blanket include …
Stars – Fyberspates – Vivacious 4 Ply. Skein Queen – Selkino. Assorted indie hand dyed yarn.
Background - John Arbon - Exmoor Sock (Midnight). Drops Alpaca - (Navy Blue, Petrol mix, Blue/Turquoise mix). Knitpicks - Palette Yarn (Jay, Celestial, Marine heather). Artesano - 4 ply pure alpaca (Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia). Assorted indie hand dyed yarn.
This pattern contains the following…..
Detailed colour and yarn recommendations
Written and charted Motif instructions in US and UK terms.
Step by step construction charts
Full coloured layout chart.