Southern Skies

from Bear Ears

Southern Skies Pattern


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Knitting: Southern Skies
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Yarn Over
  • Make One increase

Pattern Description:

Southern Skies is an accurate view of the night sky from the South Pole in the form of a pi shawl. Eyelets and beads are used to represent the stars. Beads are attached using a small crochet hook. The edge of the shawl is a knitted on garter stitch border.

To help keep track of the star placement, stitch markers are placed every 72 stitches once the shawl reaches above 72 stitches. There will always be 72 stitches in between markers. No stitch markers have be moved around to accommodate star placement. The pattern includes a star chart that shows what constellations have been knitted.


22 stitches/ 28 rows = 4x4"/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 46"/ 117cm diameter


  • Size 4 US/ 3.5mm set of five double-point needles
  • Size 4 US/ 3.5mm circular needle, 24"/ 60cm
  • Size 4 US/ 3.5mm circular needle, 40"/ 100cm

You Will Also Need:

  • 0.75mm crochet hook for beading
  • Eight stitch markers
  • 476 size 6/0 silver-lined crystal seed beads

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga!



About Designer

About Designer

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I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies.
Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers market and currently work at a yarn shop. And like everyone else, I'm working on a book. But I figure anyone can start a book, the only thing that matters is that I finish mine.

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