Aster by Natasja Hornby


June 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Lace Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1192 yards (1090 m)
One size
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Poetic, but modern Aster combines geometric linework and openwork with striking, organic flower shapes. Colorful garter ridge sections offer relaxed moments amidst the engaging interplay of yarnovers and double decreases. The lovely undulating border of this generously sized, distinctive shawl is shaped using short rows, resulting in an uninterrupted continuation of the beautiful stitch pattern.

To see Aster in motion, followed by a tutorial for the Center Double Decrease purl, check out the Aster video here: text

Aster is a large crescent shaped shawl that is worked from the top down starting with a classic garter tab. The body of the shawl is worked in a Slip Stitch Lace Pattern interlaced with simple but effective garter stitch stripes.
The border is worked in a beautiful pattern reminiscent of Aster flowers, using one color. The scalloped, patterned edge is shaped by working short rows.

One size
Wingspan approx 200 cm / 78.75”.
Depth approx 58 cm / 22.75”.

Woolissime Yarns Inés, 90% Merino / 10% linen, 366 m / 400 yards per 100 gr.

MC approx 900 m / 985 yards.
CC1 approx 90 m / 100 yards.
CC2 approx 100 m / 110 yards.

Colorways sample: Caffe Latte (MC), Clay (CC1)and Garance (CC2).

Needle A (for the upper shawl body, the lace sections and the border)
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle B (for the garter stitch sections of the shawl)
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.25 mm / US #3.

Measured after blocking.
Slip Stitch Lace Pattern on Needle A:
20 sts x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

The border pattern is CHARTED ONLY.

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