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Stardust shawl

Stardust shawl.


“He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity. He imagined he could see the very faces of the stars; pale, they were, and smiling gently, as if they had spent so much time above the world, watching the scrambling and the joy and the pain of the people below them, that they could not help being amused every time another little human believed itself the center of its world, as each of us does.”

—Stardust by Neil Gaiman



This dazzling Stardust shawl was inspired by the book (and the movie) by Neil Gaiman. The yarn, pattern, beads all combine to create magic in the night sky. Who wouldn’t want to own their own piece of Stardust?


Notes on Project

Even with the many, many (did I say many) beads, this Maris Stella shawl pattern was super easy to knit. It on the smallish side as shawls go, using only one 437 yard cake of yarn, but fits me perfectly. And it’s purple. We all know how much I love purple. I also cannot get over how beautiful Gobsmacked yarn is. This merino and silk is dream yarn. So soft and squishy. But the colors are what make it amazing in my books. Lots of interesting little flecks of color make up the gradient. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a beautiful smooth gradient yarn, but sometimes you have something that needs a bit more pizzazz. Gobsmacked has just that.


Color: Pale yellows, purples, violets
Size: One size,  Measures 48″ wide by 20″ long.
Material: 50% Merino, 50% silk yarn
Gently hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.

This shawl has sold.

Stardust shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Stardust shawl.
Close up of star pattern.

Stardust shawl.
View worn as shawl.

Stardust shawl.
Close up of beading.

Stardust shawl.
Folded for color.

Stardust shawl.
Close up of edging.

Stardust shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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*Special thanks to Anna Victoria (Maris Stella Lace Shawl) for creating such a beautiful  pattern and to Gobstopper Yarns for dyeing such beautiful yarns.