Friday, February 13, 2015

Patternum Novum :: Sidere Shawl

I'm so pleased to say that I've teamed up with Jackie of Luna Grey Fiber Arts once again (our first collaboration was Luna Viridis) -- and once again, she's provided a yarn so lovely that designing something for it was a piece of cake. This time, Jackie's yarn wanted to be a romantic, lightweight shawl with sprinklings of texture, and I was happy to oblige.

(Psst....read to the end to find out about the giveaway Jackie and I are running...)


Sidere - $5 via Ravelry (no account required)

or purchase Sidere with the Starbright yarn as a kit here.

Sidere (Latin for starlight) is a lighter-than-air, crescent-shaped, asymmetrical shawl worked from the top down with increases on every row. A very simple stitch pattern creates tons of texture on the shawl and resembles twinkling stars....bands of Stockinette short rows break up that texture intermittently and give the shawl its asymmetrical shape. The shawl is beautiful draped over a lightweight tee or a spring dress, but it also works fabulously as a wispy scarf.


The specs...

Finished measurements: Length of top, straight edge: 78”/ 198 cm; height at thickest part of center: 18.5”/ 47 cm

Yarn: Luna Grey Fiber Arts Starbright (55% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 45% Silk; 656 yds/ 600 m per 100g); 1 skein in Radiant Orchid

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, at least 32”/ 80 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 20 sts & 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette stitch; 20 sts & 40 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Starlight pattern


For more information on Sidere, 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 Sidere discussion in my Ravelry group, The Yarniad's Symposium.

AND if you'd like to enter to win your very own Sidere kit, check it out here!

1 comment:

Julie Crawford said...

that is such a beautiful new design, I love the texture.