Stargazer by Jem Arrowsmith


July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
427 - 465 yards (390 - 425 m)
One size
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One of my favourite activities is gazing up at the stars, especially on a late summer’s evening. I am always thrilled at the sight of a shooting star and I always have a wish at the ready in case I happen to see one.

The Stargazer shawl embodies the spirit of a shooting star. A simple mesh of eyelets form zigzags which streak across the shawl. The solid bands of stockinette show off the nuances of the colorway you’ve chosen, like the night sky once your eyes adjust to the dark. The simple stitch patterns allow highly variegated yarns to shine. And just like a shooting star, this asymmetrical, one-skein shawl will be done in a flash.

If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. A video tutorial on how to work the yo, k2tog stitch combination can be found here

Stitches Used – Knit, purl, slipped stitches, k2tog, yo

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 73” (185cm) and a depth of 20” (51cm)


• 437-464yd / 400-425m, 3.5 oz / 100g 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is :

• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
• 6 stitch markers
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends


22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit prior to publication.