sagittarius by ash alberg


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in over main body, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
874 yards (799 m)
long edge: 70” (178cm); short edge: 41” (104cm)
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this pattern is part of the unfolding collection, a series of 12 shawls inspired by the moon signs. designed as a thank you for subscribers of the weekly sunflower knit newsletter, subscribers receive a discount on both their moon sign as well as the full collection. sign up for the newsletter here.

the full unfolding collection is being released on april 14, 2019. join the newsletter before april 12 to receive first dibs on accompanying notions and naturally dyed shawl kits created for this collection.

sagittarius moons are explorers by nature, always on a quest for truth and new adventures. you thrive in new experiences, but aren’t always the most subtle creature, believing that blunt truth will ultimately be better than secrets or lies even if that truth hurts in the moment. you love to live life to the fullest, and while you can find commitments tricky, you do well with strong partnerships in your life that allow you to have some stability amidst the adventure. you are overwhelmingly positive, an optimist at heart even when faced with tragedy, believing in the goodness of the world.

the sagittarius shawl is an adventure in breed-specific knitting with the dark portion of jacob fleece dyed a rich purple. paired with an all-over lace like arrows pointing the way forward, this shawl looks like it’s not for the faint of heart (although it’s deceptive in its elegance and scope, as the actual pattern is easier than the final product might suggest).

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 874 yards (800 metres), 200g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses s twist wool’s celtic colours (100% jacob wool, 437 yards 400 metres, 100g) x 2 skeins in purple on dark grey

notions: tapestry needle

gauge: 24 stitches x 36 rows = 4” (10cm), over stockinette, blocked