Stargaze by Amanda Leah Guthrie
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Stargaze

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Unblocked Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
975 - 1200 yards (892 - 1097 m)
One Size, Adjustable
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This pattern is tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins and test knit to ensure a quality knitting experience by six wonderful knitters. Below are some test knitter comments.

From CoffeemugPrincess:

“This pattern was very well thought of. I mainly followed the charts but reading the written instructions was a breezy experience, too.”

From lissande:

“This pattern was a very enjoyable knit. After once through a section, you really don’t need the pattern to follow the stitches and the body has just enough interest to make it perfect for social knitting without resorting to a stockinette project. It is great too that all the stitch count information is included so that one could easily resize this shawl to be a smaller shawlette or a larger wrap to keep on the couch. It is also wonderful to see a pattern written to highlight the variegated yarn that we all see and love, but then turns muddy or obscures the pattern work when we try to use it in a pattern that isn’t very basic. I love how the slipped stitches and the cables on the border add little bursts of color pops in the colorway I chose. The shape for this shawl is AMAZING. I wore it on a museum field trip and never needed the pin in my purse. The shawl stayed put around my shoulders all day and got many compliments. I already have requests from non-knitting friends to please make one of these for them to cozy up in!”

Inspiration
Perched on a mountain nestled deep in the Colorado Rocky Mountains lies the quietest of stargazing locations. Far from the glow of the city, it’s a peaceful place to view the star’s ancient stories, sent as twinkles and gleams of old light from their faraway home. It’s a chance to reconnect with the past, appreciate the present moment, and let the imagination run free with hopes for the future.
Wrap up in your own easy-to-wear, crescent-shaped Stargaze shawl. Capture starlight in rays of mock cable eyelets and watch the swirling colors unfold in the body of the shawl. Explore the universe while knitting interconnected galaxies out of lace and cables in an applied border. Round out the expedition with a seamless icord border, a beautiful frame to a newly-knit miniature universe.

Construction Notes : See Schematic for Reference
This shawl is cast on (1) with an icord cast on and is then worked top-down (2) with 8 increases alongside the stitch patterns every other row to fill out the body.
An icord cast on (3) is used to continue the icord and create stitches for the border, which is worked as an applied edging (4), binding off 1 stitch every 2 rows.
The shawl is finished with an icord bind off. The last 3 edge stitches are grafted together with 3 stitches from the icord bind off for a continuous icord edge (5).

Materials

  • Malabrigo Dos Tierras (50% Merino / 50% Alpaca)
  • DK (8-ply) Weight, 210 yards (192 meters) / 3.53 ounces (100 grams) per skein
  • 6 skeins - samples photographed in the Indiecita colorway
  • 1080 total yards / 988 total meters of DK weight yarn
  • Individual yardage will vary based on gauge: Test knitters used from 875-1350 yards. If you knit loosely or do not check gauge, please make sure to have plenty of extra yarn.

Gauge

  • Stockinette: 19.5 sts and 29 rows = 4” (10cm), unblocked
  • Starry Night: 17.5 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10cm), lightly blocked
  • Aurora: 34.5 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10cm), lightly blocked
  • To produce an open lace and soft, drapey fabric.
  • Pattern includes detailed swatching instructions, including swatch recipes for stockinette, the body fabric, and the border fabric.

Needles

  • One 60” (150m) + circular needle in size needed to obtain stockinette gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: US8 (5mm)

Dimensions

  • Center Back: 22” / 56cm
  • Border Edge: 138” / 351cm
  • Width: 44” / 112cm
  • See schematic in photos

Tools

  • 8 removable stitch markers
  • 2 cable needles or alternatives
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on

Techniques
Invisible provisional cast on, icord tab cast on, knitting flat, right-side cables (non-cabling alternative given), increasing and decreasing, icord bind off, blocking.
Optional Techniques :Reading charts.

Tutorials
Written tutorials are included for the icord tab cast on, invisible provisional cast on, kitchener stitch, and troubleshooting information for the icord cast on and borders.

Video tutorials are included for the icord tab cast on, invisible provisional cast on, cables and alternatives (with and without a cable needle), increases, decreases, icord bind off, and kitchener stitch.
Note: Due to illness, some of these videos are slightly delayed and will be available by June 1.


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