FO – Stars on the rainbow shawl

As a reaction to the FO from last week, I wanted a big shawl with bright colours. A more me-like shawl :-) I’ve found this gorgeous yarn at the Zauberwiese-meeting and felt immediately in love with it. And I knew what I want to knit with.

To show off the lovely colours I’ve chosen a simple stockinette triangle shawl. To adjust the shawl to the length of the yarn I’ve knitted the shawl top down. I didn’t want to have any leftovers of that beautiful yarn. But only stockinette it’s of course too boring. So I’ve put some stars on the rainbow.

stars on the rainbow - starsI’ve learned this stitch pattern at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago. „2 into 2“ is a simple stitch and has a great effect. You decrease two stitches and in the same stitch, you increase two stitches.

Row 1 (RS): You knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), but leave the two stitches on the left needle. Then you knit these 2 sts through the back loop together (k2tbltog) and slip it off the left needle. I’ve found here a video to show it to you better.
Row 2 (WS): Purl all stitches.
Row 3 (RS): K1, 2 into 2 sts. (You shift the stitch pattern about one stitch).
Row 4 (WS): As row 2.

Of course, you can do it with more stitches. 3 into 3, 4 into 4 and so on. The more stitches you de- and increase the produced fabric gets denser.

stars on the rainbow - edge 3I ripped the shawl three times as I ended up with not enough yarn because the stars pattern takes more yarn than plain stockinette stitches. But now I’m satisfied and happy with it. Tuesday morning I was even too late for work just because I had to block it after finished it Monday night. I’m addicted, I know…

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