orbit shawl by Maria Leigh

orbit shawl

November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in st sts
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
324 - 741 yards (296 - 678 m)
67”/170cm wide and 33½”/85cm high
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Orbit is an isosceles triangle shawl work from left corner to right corner. This orbit shawl is inspired from Astronomical elliptic curves of comets and planets. Pattern suggest 2 different weight yarns. But it’s start a single stitch at the corner and very easy to re-sizing with any kind of weight yarn.

FINISHED MEASUREMENT 67”/170cm wide and 33½”/85cm high inverted triangle shape shawl.

Yarn Rowan Felted Tweed DK 50% Merino wool, 25% Rayon, 25% Alpaca; 191yd (175m)/50g MC Clay 2 balls, CC Scree 2 balls.
Suggested yarn and usage
DK MC 365yd/333m, CC 270yd/245m.
Worsted MC 190yd/174m, CC 135yd/122m.

Needles US size 6(4.0 mm) 32”/80cm cir.
Suggested needles DK 3.75 - 4.5mm
Worsted 5.0 - 5.5mm

Notions Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

GAUGE 10 sts and 15 rows in St sts over 2”/5cm.