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Starshower

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
22”/ 56 cm circumference at top opening; 39"/ 99 cm circumference at bottom opening; 17.5”/ 44.5 cm height at center
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Starshower is another of the shawl-cowl hybrids that I can’t get enough of lately. It is shaped as a shawl, but mostly worked in the round - so it can be worn as a shawl, but without the ends dangling down. The simple Open Star stitch pattern perfectly complements Anzula’s sparkly fingering weight yarn, Nebula, though the pattern would work just as well with a favorite semi-solid or variegated sock yarn. Sparkle is encouraged, but not required.

Specific yarn requirements:
Anzula Nebula 84% Merino, 16% Nylon (Polyamide); 400 yds/ 366 m per 115g; 1 skein in Sexy;
Or 400 yds/ 366m of a fingering weight yarn

Gauge (blocked):
18 sts & 27 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Open Star Stitch
19 sts & 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch
Meeting these exact gauges is not crucial, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished cowl.

Needles:
US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Technical editing by Alison Green.

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