Widening Gyre by Lisa Featherstone

Widening Gyre

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Gyre
US 5 - 3.75 mm
656 - 711 yards (600 - 650 m)
One size only
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Widening Gyre is a phrase coined by the Irish poet, W B Yeats, in the opening line of his post-war apocalyptic poem, The Second Coming. A gyre is a circular motion or form and so describes this spiral scarf.

Widening Gyre follows a simple pattern that creates a stylish scarf, or a dramatic structural wrap. Each row has a 1 stitch increase at the end of a right-side row and then again at the start of the wrong side row.

The pattern gives instructions for a scarf, but additional patterns can be worked to give a dramatic wrap. Similarly, it could be constructed using a thicker yarn for a warmer cosier wrap.

The sample uses less than two skeins of fingering/4ply undyed merino wool.