Star Cradle Wrap by Jennifer Miller Comstock

Star Cradle Wrap

Knitting
November 2018
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
13 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in garter st with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5924 yards (5417 m)
73¾" across; each square measures 30½".
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

Photos relayed from the Hubble Space Telescope are awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying in their vast magnificence. The Star Cradle Wrap, inspired by the Pillars of Creation photo captured by Hubble, is a project of grand proportion, indulgent yarn, and nonplanar geometry, worked as a series of squishy garter-stitch squares. Swaddle yourself in this ethereal but voluminous wrap and consider the wonder.

Difficulty Level Easy

Finished Size 73¾“ across; each square measures 30½”.

Yarn Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yd / ⅞ oz): #2001 abyss (black; A), 8 skeins; #2041 pollen (yellow; B) and #2027 pool (light blue; C), 1 skein each. Shibui Knits Cima (70% alpaca, 30% wool; 328 yd / 1¾ oz): #2018 bordeaux (dark red; D), 2 skeins; #2037 tango (medium red; E), 1 skein; #2016 suit (dark blue; F), 3 skeins; #2038 cove (teal; G), 2 skeins.

Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 29” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; removable m; tapestry needle.

Gauge 13 sts and 25 rows = 4” in garter st with 2 strands of yarn held tog.

NOTES

  • This wrap is worked in a modular fashion using mitered shaping. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
  • The sample used almost all of eight skeins of yarn A. Consider purchasing an extra skein as insurance.
  • Work with two strands of yarn held together throughout. Wind yarns B and C into two balls.
  • Break yarn at color changes.
  • When working the mitered shaping, it may be helpful to mark the right side of the work with a safety pin or removable marker.
  • The stripe sequence is written in garter ridges (1 garter ridge is 2 knit rows) when viewed from the right side of the work. The cast-on or pick-up row counts as the first row in the first ridge.
  • Due to the non-planar shape of this wrap blocking will need to be done in two stages. Block three mitered squares in the first stage, then block the two remaining mitered squares.