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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Quasar

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease
  • increase
  • cast on

Pattern Description:

Quasar is a simple lace shawl designed to show off those gorgeous skeins of variegated yarn that you just aren't sure what to do with but that are too pretty to keep in the skein.

It is knit in one piece from the center-top outward. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

It can easily be customized by changing the number of repeats of chart 2 to make the shawl larger or to use a different weight yarn. If you would like a longer edging, chart 3 can be modified by adding repeats or additional rows.


22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 6 needles with fingering weight yarn

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 55" across the top by 27" down spine


  • Approx. 450 yards of fingering weight yarn - Testers used anywhere from 367 to 425 yards, depending on gauge
  • size 6 (4.0 mm), 24-inch circular or longer if preferred for fingering weight yarn
  • Sample Shown in:
  • Becoming Art Agave Heavy Fingering [80/10/10 merino/cashmere/nylon blend heavy fingering weight with 380 yards/115 grams] - used 367 yards/111 grams

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers for marking center stitch and edgings