Scorpio by Meg Gadsbey


November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
560 - 574 yards (512 - 525 m)
One: Width/Wingspan 72 inches/183.5 cm; Depth/Spine 18 inches/46 cm.
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Mesh lace, garter stitch & picots work together to create a dramatic yet very wearable shawl. Scorpio is knitted on the bias, increasing outwards from the top right corner, to form a curved-edge asymmetric triangle shape.

Approximately 570 yards/521 metres yards of fingering/4 ply yarn.
Shown in Wollmeise Pure (100% Merino Wool Fingering; 574 yards/525.0 metres per 5.3 ounces/150 grams).

Needles & Notions
US 5 / 3.5 mm circular needles, 30-42 inches/75-110 cm long; 2 stitch markers; tapestry needle; blocking equipment.

20 stitches and 42 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.

Finished Measurements
Width/Wingspan 72 inches/183.5 cm; Depth 18 inches/46 cm after blocking.

Techniques Used/Skills Required

  • Knitted Cast-on
  • Increase and Decrease stitches
  • Use of Stitch Markers
  • Slipped Stitch
  • Picot Bind-off
  • Mesh Lace
  • Blocking
  • The pattern has written directions only