Night Sky Shawl by Anne-Lise Maigaard

Night Sky Shawl

January 2015
all 3 are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
485 - 1000 yards (443 - 914 m)
All sizes
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Difficulty: Easy. Charts only. The charts have both RS and WS charted, but WS rows are knit and purl rows only. One unusual increase is introduced and described with photo tutorial. No blocking needed, but it will grow with blocking. Moss stitch is very elastic!

Yarn: Zitron Lifestyle 100% merino wool (superwash) (MC). 169 yards (155 m) / 50 g. If substituting, you can use sock yarn or other fingering weight yarn too. Colour used is 64 brown. You will need anything from 150 g and up. And approx. 54 yards/ 50 m of fake fur yarn with long “hair”. Here was used 2 skeins of “Lanas Stop Koala”. This is not washable, however, so if you prefer a washable fur yarn, you can use something like Schachenmayr Nomota’s Brazilia Lungo or other fur yarn in polyester.

Shape and Size: Triangle/heart shaped, any size. Shawl as shown using 250 g of MC yarn measures 27.5’’x67’’ (70x170 cm) lightly blocked.

Needles: US 10 ½ (6.5 mm) circular and US 6 (4 mm) circular OR the needle you need to get a fabric you like. Gauge is not essential to fit.

Other notions: Stitch markers. Crochet hook or other gizmo for placing beads. Darning needle.

Beads: Seed beads size 8/0 or 6/0 according to taste. In the shawl as shown was used 15g Toho seed beads size 8/0 in the colour Galvanized Starlight.

Construction: The shawl is worked in two pieces with no seaming needed. First the shawl proper is worked from the neck and out. Then the shawl is bound off using a narrow sideways knitted on edge. After that, new sts are picked up for the fur edge. The fur edge is designed so that it can be removed without destroying the shawl, if it should become shabby looking with wear and tear or go out of fashion.

Sværhedsgrad: Let. Mønstret er beskrevet med diagrammer. Der er mønster på både ret- og vrangside, men vrangsiden er kun ret og vrang. Der bruges en enkelt usædvanlig udtagning, som beskrives trin for trin med billeder. Sjalet behøver ikke spændes op for at blive fint!

Garn: Zitron Lifestyle 100% merino uld (superwash). 155 m/50 g. Farve 64 brun er brugt i det viste sjal. 3-6 nøgler (465 – 930 m), alt efter hvor stort du ønsker sjalet. Det viste sjal er strikket med 5 nøgler. Og ca. 50 m pelsgarn med langt ”hår”. Her er der brugt 2 nøgler Lanas Stop Koala 25m/50g. Forhandler er
Sjalet kan strikkes i lidt tyndere garn (400 m/100 g) som f.eks. Kauni eller strømpegarn.

Størrelse: Sjalet er hjerteformet, og kan strikkes så stort eller lille du vil. Det viste sjal måler 70 x 170 cm.

Pinde: 6.5 mm og 4 mm rundpinde ELLER den størrelse som giver dig en struktur i det strikkede som du kan lide.

Andet: Maskemarkører. Hæklenål eller andet til at placere perlerne på maskerne. Stoppenål.

Perler: Seed beads størrelse 8/0 eller 6/0 efter smag. Jo større sjal, jo flere skal du bruge. I det viste sjal er der brugt ca. 15 gram Toho seed beads størrelse 8/0 i farven Galvanized Starlight.

Konstruktion: Sjalet strikkes i et stykke fra nakken og ud. Det lukkes derefter af med en smal sidelæns strikket kant, og nye masker samles op til pelskanten. Pelskanten er designet så den meget let kan fjernes, hvis den med tiden bliver lidt kedelig at se på.