Runaway Star Shawl Knitting Pattern (PDF) by Phibersmith Designs
In the ordered movements of celestial bodies, runaway stars are the renegades. They move to their own beats, make up their own rules, and run a little wild. So too does this shawl, where you’ll need all your knitterly tricks to follow the star’s path. Cables, colourwork, slip-stitch patterns, and lace all come together in an unusual shape reminiscent of a star’s wake across the sky. Wrap up and use the unique Starpoint as an optional built-in brooch to pin it in place.
The shawl is knit from the Starpoint tip with increases every 4th row along a central “spine” which make the shape an elongated mitred kite shape with a shallow point at the BO edge. The Starpoint is made with two-colour cables, the Starburst and Two-Colour Eye of Partridge are slipped stitch patterns, followed by a Staghorn Cable section which leads into the long lace column section.
The pattern includes full written instructions as well as charts. Resource section lists links to tutorials for specific techniques.
Yarn Yardage & Info:
- Colour A (Blue): 900 yds (822 m)
- Colour B (Grey): 300 yds (274 m)
- Wellington Fibres 3 ply 40% Mohair/60% Wool (110 g = 300 yds/274 m). Available from Wellington Fibres.
- Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle (minimum length). Or size necessary to obtain gauge.
- Notions: Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle.
- Gauge: 20 sts & 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Dot Stitch pattern, steam blocked.
- Cables & two-colour cables
- Stranded colourwork
- Mosaic/slip-stitch patterns
Stitches Used (beyond K & P):
- M1 = make 1 stitch (using Double-Twist Loop Cast-On)
- P1e = elongated purl stitch, wrap the working yarn around the needle twice when forming the stitch
- YO = yarn over
- K2tog = knit 2 sts together
- SSK = slip kwise, slip kwise, knit 2 slipped sts together through back loop
- Various cable stitches
Full list of abbreviations included in pattern.
Pattern also available on Ravelry.