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Stella is a semi-circular shawl with a modular-knit border. Most of it is simple garter. The star band is worked first, and then the rest of the shawl is knit-on from picked up stitches.

You need to be familiar with short rows, in-the-round knitting, and decreases&increases.

Materials: The prototype was knit with 14 stars at the outer edge. My goal was to use no more than 1 skein (400 meters) of fingering-weight yarn of each of the three colors: grey, orange, and self-striping. While I used up almost all of the solid colors, I had quite a bit left from the self-striping. 1 skein of self-striping yarn (I used Vesper sock 2-ply merino) would suffice for at least 16-17 stars. You can absolutely make this shawl larger with more stars, but in that case you will need up to 20% more of the solids.

In addition to 300 g (1200m) of yarn, you will also need two sets of circular needles: 3mm with short wire – for the stars and diamonds in between, and 3.5mm with longer wire - for the rest of the shawl.

You will also need a tapestry needle.

Gauge: With fingering-weight yarn and 3mm needles, one star measures 12-13cm across. Preblocked, the shawl wass 160 X 60cm.

After blocking it stretched to 180 X 70cm.

The garter gauge was approx 22sts by 28rows unstretched, preblocked. It stretched to almost 20X20 in 10cm after blocking.


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