Northern Sky by Janina Kallio

Northern Sky

January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Open Star Stitch, before blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
735 yards (672 m)
One size, adjustable
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Northern Sky is the perfect winter wrap to ward of the cold. Inspired by the pale blue winter sky, a landscape covered in a fresh blanket of powdery snow, and the low rays of the sun making everything glitter. This beautiful triangle shawl will keep you warm on a cold winter day.

Soft and textured, Northern Sky is knitted from the bottom up. The open star stitch creates a light and airy fabric with fluffy textural interest, especially with cashmere yarn. The size is adjustable, so you can make it exactly the size you want. This shawl is a relaxing and meditative knit, with a simple rhythm that is easily memorised after the first few repeats.

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6 balls of Cardiff Cashmere Classic (100% Cashmere; 112 m / 122 yds per 25 g). Shown in colourway Mosè.

Or approximately 672 m / 732 yds of similar DK weight yarn.

Size 5 mm / US 8 circular needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain pattern gauge. Gauge affects finished size and the amount of yarn needed.

This shawl is worked flat but I recommend using a 80-100 cm / 32-40 inch circular needle to accommodate the growing number of stitches.

FINISHED SIZE After blocking
86 x 185 cm / 34 x 73 inches

k: knit
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
k3pso: knit 3, then pass the 1st of those stitches over the other two

All instructions are in fully written format and do not include charts. Blocking instructions and a schematic is also provided.


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