Quincythia Shawl by Maddie Harvey

Quincythia Shawl

May 2020
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Section One pattern in Yarn A
US 6 - 4.0 mm
842 yards (770 m)
One Size (see schematic in photos)
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“I bear a basket lined with grass;… And a quince in hand, - not one, Is set upon your boughs below; Not set, because their buds not spring; Spring not, ‘cause world is wintering“ For A Picture Of St. Dorothea, Gerard Manley Hopkins

Knitted in beautiful airy, naturally-dyed yarn, Quincythia is a light but cosy shawl, perfect for the changing seasons. Named after the spring plants whose flower colour matches the yarn (quince and forsythia), the shawl is mainly knitted in soothing garter stitch, with columns of slipped stitches and a ‘double-pass’ section to keep the knitter’s interest piqued.

Quincythia is worked in three main sections in a modular way: two sections knitted solely in yarn A and yarn B respectively, and then a third section where both yarns are striped, using a ‘double pass’ technique (using a circular needle, the right side is worked twice: once in A and once in B, the wrong side is then worked in the same way). A simple edging is worked along the top side, whilst a knitted-on triangular edge is worked perpendicular to the main shawl, along the bottom side.

woollenflower, shetland 1 (laceweight; 350m / 437 yds per 50g skein; 100% organic Shetland wool)
1 skein dyed with birch (yellow - Yarn A)
woollenflower, whorl (laceweight; 420m / 459 yds per 50g skein; 72% fine kid mohair & 28% silk)
1 skein dyed with madder & cochineal (orange – Yarn B)

20 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over Section One patt in A, before blocking
17 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” measured over Section One patt in A, after blocking

4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 80-100 cm (32-40”) long The shawl is worked flat but a longer circular needle is recommended to avoid the stitches bunching up
16 lockable stitch markers (more are optional)