Daystar is my first attempt at writing a shawl pattern. I knit a lot of shawls for myself, as shop samples and to gift. Shawls fit without all of that fiddly fitting. Know what I mean?
Daystar is named for the star stitches that fall down the center spine. Those same stars offer a break in the field when changing stitch patterns. And by increasing within the stars a soft wavy edging - just perfect for beads - ends the bottom of the piece.
One skein of fingering/sock yarn is all that is needed. By working on a US 8 needle, the stitches really open up during blocking. This first effort is made in a bamboo yarn and thus the drape is really flowy and summery.
I really enjoyed putting together stitches and figuring out the increases to make the triangle grow and become a real life "designed by me" shawl.
Now - on to the pesky precision of turning notes into an actual pattern that has no mistakes. And finding a few willing souls to test knit the thing. Any takers?