Starry Night Shawl by Dani Gherardi

Starry Night Shawl

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29.5 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked Stockinette stitch with US6 (4.0 mm) needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 820 yards (400 - 750 m)
Small and Large
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Designed to work with a variegated yarn, with short or long color repeats. In this shawl, you will find ripples, textures and abrupt changes in stitch count to prevent (or at least reduce) pooling visual effects. If you have a yarn in colors that you love but hate the pooling, you should give this pattern a try. The body of the shawl is worked from the bottom point to the wingspan edge, with increases at the beginning of each row. Then the border is picked up and knit along the yarn over stitches on two edges of the triangle and knitted outward. Both lace patterns (for the body of the shawl and the border) are fully written. Two sizes are offered, small and large.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn. Approximately 437 yards (400 meters) for small size and 820 yards (750 meters) for the large size. Shown here in small size: 1 hank of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 10% Nylon (Polyamide), 10% Silk; 437 yards 400 meters / 3.53 ounces 100 grams). Colorway: Northern Lights

Needles
Size US 6 (4.0 mm) with 32” (81 cm) circular cable (a longer cable can be useful in the end). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Also, a circular needle set two sizes smaller than your needle gauge (here in US 4/3.5 mm)

Gauge
About 22 sts and 29.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in unblocked Stockinette stitch with US 6 (4.0 mm) needles

Notions
Tapestry needle; 14 markers (for small size) or 20 markers (for large size)

Finished size
Small: about 49” (125cm) wide at top and 17” (43cm) long at point, after blocking
Large: about 72” (183cm) wide at top and 27” (68.5cm) long at point, after blocking

Required skills
Pick up and knit, yarn over (yo), knit two together (k2tog), knit 3 together (k3tog), slip slip knit (ssk), slip slip slip knit (sssk), knit in front and back (KFB), make 6 (M6)

I want to thank the wonderful testers cjwray, katisha, chemlady, namihn and naphro
Special thanks to CarrieSpinner for all your comments and the stitch count table.