Starflake by Stephen West


September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
One Size
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Starflake was originally published as the tenth annual Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL. Two colors of fingering weight yarn create a collage of graphic shapes for this top-down shawl. Garter stitch parallelograms with I-cord edges establish the star shape followed by stripes, brioche, short rows, and eyelets. There is also a garter stitch option to knit instead of brioche stitch if you prefer a simpler section. YouTube technique videos accompany each section of the shawl to help as you knit. A striped I-cord bind off frames the border for this striking shawl.

Finished Measurements
78” / 198cm
wingspan length, 27” / 69cm along the
center of the shawl. Measurments taken
after blocking.

Fingering weight

MC – 2 skeins of wool (700yds / 640m total)
CC – 2 skeins of wool (700yds / 640m total)

Shown in
La Bien Aimée Super Sock
(75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 465yds /
425m per 100g skein)
MC – Le Petit Nuage (gray)
CC – Bleu Royal (blue)

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Garn Surr Søkke Merino
The Urban Purl Lux Hi Twist
Twisted Fintch BFL Sock
Undercover Otter Squirm Sock

US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge.

16 stitch markers, tapestry needle

22 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch (un-blocked). Try to get close to the recommended stitch gauge to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.

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