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Southern Skies


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Yarn Over Make One increase GAUGE 22 stitches/ 28 rows = 4x4"/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 46"/ 117cm diameter SUGGESTED YARN 1200 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga! COLORWAY CharaxesTiridate

Supplies Needed

  • 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

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Bear Ears
Bear Ears
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, worked at a yarn shop, and most recently been the general manager for a yarn company. In the winter of 2012, my pattern inspired by the constellations of the northern hemisphere, Celestarium, was put out by Twist Collective. In 2013 I put out my first book, Lit Knits, which contained 10 patterns inspired by classic literature. I don't see myself stopping any time soon!