Kérkyra by Maria Zilakou


July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
360 - 390 yards (329 - 357 m)
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Kérkyra is a narrow shawl or a wide scarf (depending on how you choose to wear it) made out of one skein of fingering weight yarn. It is triangle-shaped, a long, isosceles triangle, that is worked from its tip towards its base, with increases placed at every 7th row when working on the main lace pattern and the same stitch count for some rows when working on the second stitch pattern. Both eyelet patterns are easy-to-memorise and this is an ideal project for you to take outside and enjoy knitting outdoors. In case you want a larger/longer shawl, you can keep working more pattern repeats, but this will affect yardage/meterage of course. As for the name of this pattern, I chose to name it after Corfu Island and, yes, Kérkyra is how we call it in Greek. The shape of the island on the map reminds me of this shawl and so does the color of the yarn, for Kérkyra is full of beautiful, stylish gardens and wonderful, greenery landscapes. So, grab those needles and take a knitting trip to the Ionians!