Stars & Wormholes by Dieuwke van Mulligen
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Stars & Wormholes

Knitting
February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 yards (800 m)
Width: 163 cm / 64 inches, Height: 80 cm / 31.5 inches
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I have a craving for sparkle at the moment – and with all the sparkly yarn I collect, I needed to make something nice, right? Combined with my never fading love for gradients, a striped shawl with a bit of texture seemed perfect.

The shawl is worked as a traditional triangular shawl, top down, starting with a garter tab cast on. Increases are made on every second row, shaping the triangle and increasing your stitch count.
When choosing colors, make sure that your C1 is relatively neutral, as the stitch pattern comes out best in a light colored yarn.

The full pattern is with written instructions for all sections. For those who work comfortably by charts only, a condensed version of the pattern is given on page 5.

Yarn: Devon Sun Yarns Dazzler Sock (75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina), 400 m / 437 yards per 100g, 2 skeins.
One skein each of:
C1: Neutral color.
C2: Gradient (from Devon Sun Yarns, these are dyed on a sock blank).

Needles: 3,75 mm / US 5 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches, in order to accommodate a large number of stitches.

Other: 2 stitch markers to mark center sts of shawl.

Gauge: Not crucial (but gauge might affect required yardage and final size) Sample uses gauge of 19,5 sts & 31 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern.

Size: Width: 163 cm / 64 inches. Height at deepest point: 80 cm / 31.5 inches.


Tech edited by Clare Devine.
Thanks to all my testers!