Scylla by Kim McBrien Evans

Scylla

Knitting
March 2020
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
Depth at deepest point: 51 cm/20” /Along cast on edge: 96.5 cm/38” /Along bind off edge: 317.5 cm/ 125"
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Yarn used in sample available here.
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Current version: 1.3 - updated 2020-03-30

Scylla is a giant overlapping hexagonal spiral, spinning and twirling, gaining power with each stripe. Alternating stripes of Garter and Stockinette stitch create ridges. Short row “points” add depth to the shawl while also breaking up long rows of knitting into short spans.

  • can be made in sock weight or sport weight
  • Colour choices will show you how value (colour theory) works.
  • Depth of the shawl can be easily adjusted.

Skills you will learn:
how to choose colours
German short rows (double stitch)
Russian Lace bind off



Pattern Details:
YARN
SOCK
Cedar House Yarns Sapling Sock 75% superwash merino/25% nylon; 423 m/463 yds per 100 g; 5 skeins in 5 different colours: 2 dark (D1 and D2), 1 medium (M1), 2 light (L1 and L2)
Sample 1 uses: D1- Seaweed, D2 – Deep, M1 – Old Car, L1- Sunstone, and L2 – Alpine Lake.

Alternate yarns
Indigodragonfly Cariboubaa 100% superwash merino; 398 m/435 yds per 100 g
Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock 63% extrafine merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 366 m/400 yds per 100 g

SPORT:
Indigodragonfly ROUSport 100% superwash merino; 300 m/328 yds per 100 g

Modifying for Three Skeins (Sock Only):
To modify this shawl for 3 skeins, choose 1 dark, 1 medium and 1 light colour. Replace all references to “L2” and “D2” to L1 and D1 respectively.

FINISHED SIZE
Depth at deepest point: 51 cm/20”
Along cast on edge: 96.5 cm/38”
Along bind off edge: 317.5 cm/ 125”

GAUGE
SOCK
28 sts and 32 rows per 10 cm/4” in stockinette stitch after blocking.
26 sts and 28 garter ridges in garter stitch after blocking.

SPORT
22 sts and 28 rows per 10 cm/4” in stockinette stitch after blocking.
21 sts and 26 garter ridges in garter stitch after blocking.

While gauge information is provided for both Sock and Sport weight yarns and the resulting shawls will be different sizes, the method of knitting the shawl is identical.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • Sock: 3.5 mm/US 4 or size needed to get gauge; 80 cm/32” minimum circular needle is recommended

  • Sport: 4 mm/US 6 or size needed to get gauge; 80 cm/32” minimum circular needle is recommended

  • 6 stitch markers

  • tapestry/yarn needle

  • blocking wires or pins