New Pattern: Sycamore Star

When I lived in San Diego, I had the great fortune of meeting Tami, the talent and mastermind behind the curtain at Candy Skein Yarn. Tami's love of color and consistency of practice are what make her the dyer that she is: AWESOME! 

When I think of the story to tell about today's new pattern, and my history with Tami and her yarns, this is what I come up with: "Sometimes there really isn’t a story. Sometimes you just get inspired by gorgeous colorways and textures and it all comes together in one lovely little project." And it's as simple as that - I have gorgeous yarns from a lovely lady and it just came together as this lovely little creation (in my not-so-humble opinion). :) 

Sycamore Star

This shawl uses 3 skeins of Candy Skein's Yummy Fingering base - a light weight but hearty base that soaks up color like nothing else. And the name of the game with this collection of colors is "texture". The majority of the shawl is worked either in garter or two-sided knit fabric - just one section uses purl stitches, so this beauty knits up fairly easily.

Speaking of Candy Skein! 

Are you in the Beaverton/Portland, OR area? If you are, come meet Candy Skein (Tami) today, Saturday, March 4th, from 10am to 4pm at Nitro Knitters in Beaverton! She'll be on site with a slew of her gorgeous colorways in the Yummy Fingering and Luscious bases - perfect to treat yourself to a trio of colors for this shawl!

And best of all?! The Sycamore Star Shawl pattern is the monthly KAL at Nitro Knitters for March, 2017. Come by the shop from 4-6pm every Friday for the month of March and knit along with us!

Video Support!

For the Open Star section, the Foil Wrapper (light grey) section, I've created a video to help you with a new term: k3pass. 

Open Star Stitch Pattern from the Sycamore Star shawl pattern on YouTube

The Sycamore Star shawl will be on display at Nitro Knitters this coming weekend. Most importantly, you can come meet Tami at Nitro Knitters, too, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, March 4th - and you can pick your yarns for the shawl, too!

Here's the full list of details for this shawl!


  • Candy Skein Yummy Fingering (fingering weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 463 yds/100g), 1 skein each:
    • ‘Black Licorice’ (black; color A)
    • ‘Foil Wrapper’ (grey; color B)
    • ‘Brain Freeze’ (blue/green; color C)
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 32” circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Removable stitch marker (optional)

Finished Dimensions

70 inches wingspan by 16.75 inches deep


25 sts and 45 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch after blocking


  • This shawl is constructed in an asymmetrical shape and worked flat, from tip to end. Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the shawl.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • It is recommended to use a sharp-tipped needle owing to the need to pick up multiple sts to pass them over.
  • All sts will be slipped purlwise unless otherwise noted.
  • You may wish to clip a removable stitch marker to the RS of the work to differentiate RS from WS since as the first section of this project is worked in garter stitch.
  • Although gauge is not critical for this project, a looser gauge than noted will result in the use of more yardage.
  • To save on yardage it is recommended to carry the colors loosely up the side of the work rather than breaking at each color change.