Nightwatch by Jem Arrowsmith


August 2020
Under the Olive Tree Chora - 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon Sock Yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 - 465 yards (400 - 425 m)
One size
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The vast night sky, filled with its twinkling diamonds, reminds me to take a breath and remember that we are but a small part of the universe. Designed as a big sister to the Stargazer shawl, Nightwatch is a one-skein shawl with wide, alternating bands of eyelet mesh and stockinette to show off the beauty of your yarn.

Here, the eyelets are like the millions of stars that dazzle through the night. Watch as a colorful new galaxy is created while you work with a variegated yarn. Whether you’re contemplating the universe or just stargazing, Nightwatch will be your perfect companion.

If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. A video tutorial on how to work the (yo, k2tog) stitch combination can be found here

Stitches Used- Knit, purl, slipped stitches, kfb, k2tog, yo

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished blocked item has a wingspan of 73” (185cm) and a depth of 20” (51cm)


• 437-464yd / 400-425m, 3.5 oz / 100g, 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Chora 4ply yarn, 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon in the Flying Saucers colorway
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
• 6 stitch markers
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends


22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit prior to publication. The pattern is written (no charts) and has links to video tutorials for the stitches used.