Astronauta by Paola Albergamo


August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1094 - 1312 yards (1000 - 1200 m)
190 cm (75") x 40 cm (16")
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Astronauta is a long, colourful shawl knitted sideways.
The entire shawl is worked in garter stitch, alternating two colors: one solid and one variegated/selfstriping. A long curve made by slipped stitches divide the top side in simple garter stitch from the bottom in reverse garter stitch. With this simple trick, the top side looks more “striped”, while the bottom one looks like a woven fabric, in more muted tones.

A special thanks goes to Debbi at Hummingbird Lace (DLF716 on Ravelry) for helping me with this test. She worked as a tester and as a tech editor at the same time and helped catch every little error and imprecision, and put me in the right direction for finally charting the pattern. Without her patience and accuracy I couldn’t publish this pattern.