Saturday, February 22, 2014

Patternum Novum: Starshower

So I know I just posted about this, like, two days ago. And I know that in that post I said that Starshower would only be available at the Anzula booth at Stitches West this weekend and that I wouldn't be releasing it into the wild for a little while after that. And I know that I just had another pattern release less than a week ago. But, as it ends up, Anzula has completely sold out of Starshower patterns, and so many people have asked about it, that I got a text message from them saying, "Hilary! You have to release it NOW!" And who am I to say no?

Starshower - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

As described in my last post, Starshower is another of the cowl-shawl hybrids that I can't get enough of right now -- shaped like a shawl, but worked in the round -- and is large enough to wear as a capelet as well. The pretty Open Star Stitch pattern that encircles the piece nicely complements Anzula's just-sparkly-enough yarn, Nebula, and if you're not one for sparkle, any single skein of pretty fingering weight/sock yarn will do.

The specs...

Finished measurements: 22”/ 56 cm circumference at top opening; 17.5”/ 44.5 cm height at center

Yarn: Anzula Nebula 84% Merino, 16% Nylon (Polyamide); 400 yds/ 366 m per 115g; 1 skein in Sexy; Or 400 yds/ 366m of a fingering weight yarn

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long

Gauge: 19 sts & 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch; 18 sts & 27 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Open Star Stitch

For more information on Starshower, you can check it out on Ravelry here.  And if you'd like to knit along with others and/or share photos, come join the Starshower discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.


Audry said...

The pattern sold out?! Congrats! Nothing like having to release a pattern because people can't wait to knit it.

Bonnie said...

Hooray! I just bought it! I think it will be good vacation knitting. I always think that circular needles seem less intimidating to the TSA than dpns.

Jodi said...

Oh, that's just beautiful! Love all the texture.

Anonymous said...

If I wanted to add an additional section after section six, would I just repeat a section 5 increase at row 20

Hilary said...

If you want to add one section, I’d work Section 6 like Section 5 and increase 18 sts in Rnd 20. Then in your Section 7, increase 24 sts in Rnd 12.