Astris Shawl PDF
Astris Shawl by Makenzie Alvarez is a sophisticated triangular shawl full of elegance and texture that is easy-to-wear and easy-to-care -for. The first section is worked in simple garter stitch, the second and third sections feature a series of eyelet motifs, and the final section is an elegant lace edge. ‘Astris’ means ‘stars’ in Latin and are beautifully depicted in the cascading eyelets in this pattern. Knit in Amble - an eco-friendly blend of washable wool and alpaca for comfort, as well as recycled nylon for strength - this stylish shawl is a project with a conscience.
The Almanac Series II
The Astris Shawl is part of The Almanac Series II, which is a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns. Based on the original farmer’s Almanac guide to the seasons, this collection celebrates each month of the year with our Yarn of the Month and a new design launch in that yarn.
For The Almanac Series II, we looked to the heavens for inspiration. The beauty and grandeur of the night sky and awe-inspiring astronomical phenomena guided our creativity.
As the season turns here in the Northern hemisphere, and the temperature begins to rise again, we embrace our yarns more suitable for the warmer months. February is Cirro, March is Acadia, May is Luma, June is Amble, and July is Meadow.
The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 325 m (355 yd) per 100 g hank) in shade Scafell Pike - 3 hanks.