Blast Off to the Sun by Andrea Hilton

Blast Off to the Sun

June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 yards (686 m)
One size fits most
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This stunning crescent shawl begins with just three stitches using a garter tab cast on at the top. With time, waves of sunlight emerge on one end. A little later, little stars emerge on the other end. The center is balanced with stockinette, and the edging is garter (no rolling or folding).

This is the favorite shawl I have designed so far because it is perfect. It has a beautiful, flawlessly crescent shape. It’s not overly intricate, nor is it boring. There’s just enough detail and patternwork to make it different without causing exhaustion or undue knitting stress.

Most importantly, this shawl makes me smile. It felt so celestial to me from the very first stitch. (Or, knit one in blue and think of the ocean, etc.). This shawl pattern is a vessel to combine with yarn you love for an inspiration and knitting experience that is yours alone.

For this shawl, I used a 50/50 silk/merino DK blend from Beloved Yarn. While I HIGHLY recommend this yarn, substituting with another DK weight yarn will work.

This pattern has been reviewed by a qualified tech editor. Professional instructions include measurements in English and metric. The pattern is written with row by row instructions.

You can read more about this design and others on my blog where I prattle on endlessly about knitting at This Knitted Life.