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Hi! I'm Diane L. Augustin and I am Yarn Happy - Bead Happy

I teach knitting, crocheting and Tunisian crochet classes at several yarn shops and art centers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/St. Croix ...

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Interstellar Voyage

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Interstellar Voyage
Interstellar Voyage
Interstellar Voyage
Interstellar Voyage
Interstellar Voyage
Interstellar Voyage

Pattern Description:

**Interstellar Voyage**
This project was completed coincidentally on the day [Voyager 1][1] broke through to interstellar space.
"The NASA spacecraft, which rose from the Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history."
My husband commented that the beads looked like stars in space and named it for the day's event.
I just had to go with it!:)

It's a moebius cowl, with beads placed in a specific pattern; consequently, the beads are on every surface of the cowl. The Moebius has a 180-degree twist, which is created at the join of the special cast on. Rounds of knitting grow from the center of the work to the outsides.

Note: When knitting the moebius, it is recommended to use 47" circular needles for optimum comfort. Needles may be purchased at your local yarn shop.

TOHO beads may be purchased from [Bobby Bead][2] in Minneapolis. The beads used in this project are 40 grams of color #505, Blue Higher Iris Metallic, size 6/0.

[1]: http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov
[2]: http://www.bobbybead.com


approximately 3" per inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 1/2" deep x 48" in circumference


  • Size 8 circular needles, 47" length
  • 40 grams of TOHO 6/0 seed beads
  • 225 yards Madeline Tosh Superwash Merino dk

Suggested yarn:

225 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh Superwash Merino dk