October 6, 2016

Starshowers – a shawl for the sky

Starshowers is the third installment in my themed shawl club. This year we journey along the Silk Road:

On clear dark nights, I often sit,
and spend a quiet hours wake,
just marveling at the sky above,
so infinite so deep and dark.
the countless stars revolve in silence
and here I lay, a tiny thing,
all insignificant and small
under the milky way so tall.

If ever you’ve beheld the stars
beyond mountains or in deserts far,
you know what wonder I describe,
it silences the busy mind.

This asymmetrical crescent shaped shawl uses short rows to create the illusion of sweeping stars and star showers above, and gradient yarn colors to evoke the nightsky with just a hint of light at dawn, and the milky way still visible overhead.

It’s not too late to join the club! Starshowers is the third installment of Silk Road 2016 Shawl Club: Explorer featuring 4 full size shawl designs and 1 smaller holiday surprise (there are 2 clubs, the Wayfarer and the Explorer paths! This is from the Explorer path) and is available as part of the pattern club for $30 on Ravelry.

As a club member you will get these fabulous patterns before anyone else can get them, and you enjoy a member exclusive 10% off coupon good on any of my patterns or collections, all year!

Yarn
Miss Babs Yarns
1 Yummy 2-ply Toes 6 skein Gradient set (100% Superwash Merino; 133 yards /122 m per color; 798 yards / 730 m per gradient set),
and 1 skein Yummy 2-Ply (400 yds /366 m per 113g)
Sample in Carmen and Oyster