I hope that you're all having a wonderful week and that your knitting is keeping you company as you go through these hot summer months. This week I'm releasing the Faded Andromeda's Wings pattern update! This one has been a long time coming, but I am so so thrilled with how it turned out and I hope that you love it just as much as I do. (Just in case you were wondering, yes I do have kits for the Faded version!)
Pictured: above is the symmetrical, 3-skein, large, faded version; below is the original asymetrical, single-skein, small version.
“Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and the gorilla starts throwing barrels at you.” – Fry
Unlike space, this galaxy-themed shawl does not go on forever. In fact, it zips right off your needles (and there are no gorillas involved)! It was born from a challenge to myself to see if I could take a pattern-in-the-round that is normally reserved for the tops of berets and convert it to a wearable shawl. The resulting pattern, combined with these highly variegated and super bright colorways from Three Irish Girls creates this beautiful, swirling cosmic shawl.
Andromeda’s Wings has a unique construction that starts in the center on 4 DPNs and grows outward. The patterning spirals around until you split the stitches in half to work each wing separately with different rates of increase. (Yes, you read that correctly.) The shifts in size are very organic which makes for a really interesting, but also relaxing knit as you create your own wearable cosmos.
This 3-skein color-fade version is perfect for blending gorgeous hand-dyed yarns into a swirling galaxy. Pick colorways that have 1 or 2 common colors for a subtle shift or pick ones that contrast each other for a stark/mod look. If you prefer a more symmetrical shape (as shown in the faded sample), work 2 Large Wings instead of 1 Large & 1 Small Wing. You will have enough yarn for this, it will be larger than indicated.
Recommended for beginner/intermediate knitters.
Approx 330 - 1290 yards (302 - 1180 m) of Fingering Weight Yarn
Small: Three Irish Girls Glenhaven CashMerino Sock in Margaritaville
Large: Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe in Baby I'm a Star, Creme de la Creme, & Baja
US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs & 16" Circulars
or size to obtain gauge
(straight needles would also work in place of the circs)
Stitch Holders or Waste Yarn
Small: 46” x 9.5” (115 cm x 24 cm)
Large: 60” x 24” (152 cm x 60 cm)
22 stitches x 44 rows / 4" (10 cm) in Blocked Garter Stitch
3 Skein Faded Andromeda's Wings Kit
Available in the YumiYarns.com shop while supplies last!
1 Digital Copy of the Andromeda's Wings Shawl Knitting Pattern
1 Printed Copy of the Andromeda's Wings Shawl Knitting Pattern
3 Skeins (1 of each color) of Three Irish Girls' Adorn Luxe in the colorways Baby I'm a Star (blues), Creme de la Creme (pinks), and Baja (bright multi)
I hope that you have a wonderful week and that you're loving the projects currently on your needles and hooks. If you're wanting to cast on a Faded Andromeda's Wings, but prefer to work from stash, I'll be sharing some tips later this week for making a successful fade from what you have available so keep an eye out for that.