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Starry skies features a unique L-shape construction, beginning with a square motif made by working turned rounds of star lattice increased at four points. The star lattice pattern is continued in rows on two adjacent sides, extending the arms of the shawl to create a right angle. The unique shape is perfecto for resting effortlessly over the shoulders like a ruana or angled and wrapped for a touch of elegance.
The shawl is started with a square back motif worked in the round. The shawl body is turned even after each rnd/row to create a fully reversible shawl. The edging is worked in the round with the right side facing
Blocking wires are a useful tool in the finishing of this shawl because the piece has many straight edges with points.
About 93" (236,5 cm) wingspan x 28" (71 cm) back depth (as worn; refer to the schematic on p. 16 for flat dimensions).
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Size F/5 (3,75 mm)
Tapestry needle, stitch marker
GaugeFirst 5 mds of back motif = 3,5 " (9cm)
2,75 pattern repeats x 6 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in star lattice pattern after blocking
Gauge is not critical for the pattern.
V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch, 2, dc) in st or sp indicated.
Star Lattice Pattern:
Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch- 3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from* across to last ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp**, ch 1, sc**, sc in 3rd ch of ch-6 tch, turn.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.