Sterrie by Kate Davies Designs


November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in SEE swatching instructions / square measurements in notes
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
984 - 3500 yards (900 - 3200 m)
Pattern is written for 1 or 4 star modules. Finished size of 1 star: 63.5cm x 63.5cm / 25in x 25in
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A modular star blanket inspired by the simple beauty of antique quilts. Use one star for a pram, cot, or lap blanket; four for a couch or sofa. Sterrie is a Scots word meaning starry, or star-adorned.

Kate Davies Designs Schiehallion (100% wool: 70% Corriedale, 30% Cheviot; 110m/120yds per 50g skein) in the following shades:
A Crowdie : 4 (13) x 50g skeins
B Rhubarb: 5 (4) x 50g skeins
C Daunder 5 (4) x 50g skeins
D Mooring: 5 (4) x 50g skeins
E Doris: 5 (4) x 50g skeins
F Alto (large size only, edging): - (3) x 50g skeins
If making a small single star blanket, select one contrast shade and use this shade for the edging in place of shade F

Needles and Notions
Gauge size needle(s) of your preferred type for working individual squares (sample used 4mm)
Two sizes below gauge-size needles for picking up stitches (sample used 3.5mm)
Three sizes above gauge-size needles for working bind off and edging (sample used 5.5mm)
Below gauge-size and above gauge-size needles of longer length (120cm-150cm / 48in-60in) for working edging
Tapestry needle

One blocked square measures 15cm x 15cm / 6in x 6in over garter stitch back and forth.
Use 4mm needle as a starting point for swatching
The best way to assess gauge is to knit one square, bind off, pin out and block to 16.5cm x 16.5 cm / 6½in x 6½in, allow to dry, unpin, allow square to relax—then measure.

Finished size of 1 star blanket: 63.5cm x 63.5cm / 25in x 25in
Finished size of 4 star blanket: 124.5cm x 124..5cm / 49in x 49in

Pattern notes
This modular blanket features large colourful stars created from squares of garter stitch that are knitted on the bias. 16 squares are knitted to create each star module, and the squares and modules are subsequently joined together using a modified three needle bind off method, worked from the wrong side (enhancing the blanket’s quilt-like appearance). The blanket is edged with a simple i-cord, whose framing effect is emphasised by working with the yarn held double. It’s worth paying attention to the pattern’s picking up, joining and blocking instructions to create the perfect finish for your blanket.