Sycamore Star by Meaghan Schmaltz

Sycamore Star

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked flat, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 950 yards (823 - 869 m)
Finished Dimensions 70 inches wingspan by 16¾ inches deep
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This is the monthly Knit Along for March 2017 at Nitro Knitters in Beaverton, OR. If you’d like to knit along, join us each Friday from 4-6pm!

The Story
Sometimes there really isn’t a story. Sometimes you just get inspired by gorgeous colorways and textures and it all comes together in one lovely little project.


  • Candy Skein Yummy Fingering (fingering weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 463 yds/100g), 1 skein each: ‘Black Licorice’ (black; color A) ‘Foil Wrapper’ (grey; color B) ‘Brain Freeze’ (blue/green; color C)
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 32” circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Removable stitch marker (optional)

Finished Dimensions
70 inches wingspan by 16¾ inches deep

25 sts and 45 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch after blocking


  • This shawl is constructed in an asymmetrical shape and worked flat, from tip to end. Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the shawl.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • It is recommended to use a sharp-tipped needle owing to the need to pick up multiple sts to pass them over.

  • All sts will be slipped purlwise unless otherwise noted.

  • You may wish to clip a removable stitch marker to the RS of the work to differentiate RS from WS since as the first section of this project is worked in garter stitch.

  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.

  • To save on yardage it is recommended to carry the colors loosely up the side of the work rather than breaking at each color change. Here is a video tutorial on carrying your colors up the side of the work: