Astro Shawl by Kelli Slack

Astro Shawl

August 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
50 inches from wing tip to wing tip and 20 inches from neck to edge
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Astro may have been the beloved family pet, but he had style all of his own. You’ll feel stylish too in this 3/4 octagon shawl with cables and lace. The lightweight cables and stockinete fabric will feel warm over your shoulders while the flowing lace edge will flutter nicely as you move. Constructed with a seed stitch edging and a tab cast-on, this innovative little shawl will keep you entertained without feeling overwhelmed. A knitted on edging changes the pace, but remains a nice addition to this shawl.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novices to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 2 Skeins Teresa Ruch Designs 3/2, Tencel, 312 yards, 100% Tencel, in Astro Pink and Gray

Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm) Signature circulars or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5.7 stitches per inch (spi) and 7 rows per inch (rpi) OR 23 stitches & 28 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 50 inches from wing tip to wing tip and 20 inches from neck to edge

To alter the size: Add or subtract repeats of the chart OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the shawl as needed.