On summer nights on our old farm, we would lay out in the field on a frayed quilt while constellations bent over us—some bright, others dim, and all seeming both light-years away and in the palms of our hands. Milky Way evokes the comfort and warmth of those nights under the dark sky. A sideways-knit, garter stitch triangle featuring slip-stitch stars, Milky Way uses three shades of yarn and a shifting interplay of color. Requiring just simple increases, decreases, and slipped stitches, it’s an easy knit that will let you focus on your own stargazing.
Skills required: increasing, slipping stitches, decreasing
Finished measurements: approximately 162.5 cm wide and 56 cm deep
Gauge: 24 stitches to 10 cm of blocked pattern stitch (see swatching instructions). Gauge is not critical but will affect the finished size and meterage required
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.