Counting Stars Wrap Knitting Pattern
The Counting Stars Wrap is my second design. It is a wrap version of my first design, the Counting Stars Shawl. The shawl was a magnificent pattern to design and project to work on, and while I was knitting it, I thought there needs to be a lighter version, an elegant fingering-weight wrap with some sparkle and a repeating pattern and, of course, stars. Stars cascading down on both sides from the middle, like shooting stars on a warm summer night.
A little something you wear around your shoulders when you have that twinkle in your eye on a first date, or when the sparks still fly on the 1000th date with your love. Wear it on a date with yourself - because you are a star - or when you cozy up on your couch to read about the great star-crossed lovers in literature. Throw it over everything that needs to shine and always remember: “No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.” (~ One Republic)
The Counting Stars Wrap is a rectangular wrap, starting with a provisional cast-on and first knit from the middle to one end, then from the cast-on edge to the other end.
Yarns and Yardage
Tanis Fiber Arts Purewash Sock 113 g (4 oz) / 440 yds (400 m); 80% organic merino, treated, 20% recycled nylon; fingering weight in Rose Grey; 3 skeins, 285g, 1,110 yds (1,015 m) used for sample.
Held together with:
Kremke Soul Wool Stellaris 25 g (0.9 oz) / 612 yds (560 m); 47% viscose, 41% polyester, 12% metallic yarn, thread weight in Pale Gold; 2 rolls, 45 g, 1,110 yds (1,015 m) used for sample.
(both yarns are held together throughout)
For embroidering stars: 240 stars embroidered with two different low-contrast colours from my stash, single-stitched, with fingering yarn. 15” (38 cm) per star, for a total of 100 yds (92 m).
Please note that you need fingering weight yarn and thread weight held together throughout the pattern, plus an additional 100 yards of fingering weight yarn to embroider the stars.
Needles and Notions
US4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 24” / 61cm length recommended; cable needle; tapestry needle for embroidering and weaving in ends; crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast on.
27 sts and 28 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm, with fingering and thread weight yarn held together. Gauge is not crucial for this project but will affect size and yardage requirements.
A photo tutorial for embroidering stars is included in the pattern, a video tutorial can be found here.
I used untreated fingering yarn to embroider the stars, single stitched, 15” of yarn per star. I weaved in the ends with duplicate stitch. I tried leftovers of superwash yarn at first, but it seemed too slippery to get good grip in the shawl. See what works best for you with the main yarn you’re using!
This pattern has been tech edited.
You are purchasing a knitting pattern, not a finished product.
You will receive one pdf file, with charted and written instructions.