Trekkie by Amanda Kremer

Trekkie

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 - 850 yards (686 - 777 m)
one size
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Welcome to my debut pattern as The Public Knitter! Trekkie is an slightly asymmetrical shawl that is cast on with just three stitches. It is worked flat, back and forth, in garter stitch, making it a good shawl pattern for beginning knitters. These instructions should be easy to follow and only include basic knitting skills. There is also no need to worry about weaving in multiple ends, both colors of yarn are carried, almost invisibly along the edge of the shawl, so that you will only end up with a few ends to weave in!

Finished (Blocked) Measurements
Width: 85” / 216 cm, Length: 27” / 68.5 cm

Gauge
26 stitches x 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch.

Difficulty
Intermediate (knit stitches, purl stitches, carrying two strands of yarn along an edge, bind off)

Needles
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
two markers needed to denote increases and decreases at either end.
Stitches Please note: All knitting abbreviations are explained on page 4.

Yarn
Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using a fingering weight yarn.
Knerd String Fingering Weight, 4-ply yarn; 438 yards / per 100g skein:

  • 1 skein of the Main Color (MC), a bit less than 438 yards
  • 1 skein of the Contrast Color (CC), a bit less than 438 yards