Quercia by Madeleine Windsor


January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, worked flat, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
629 yards (575 m)
166 cm / 65.5" wide AND 52 cm / 20.5" deep
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If you’ve ever pictured yourself in a classic costume drama setting – drawing a rustic shawl around your shoulders as you stumble across a windswept cliff, gazing out to sea – Quercia might be just the thing to indulge that fantasy, while still fitting into your modern wardrobe.

Gansey-type stitches are flanked with cozy garter stitch for a satisfying, texture-rich and timeless knit. Long lines of slipped stitches continue into the seed stitch border, lending structure and polish. Worked in a warm and comforting tonal yarn, Quercia stands out from the madding crowd.

Italian for oak, quercia is pronounced “kw-er-ch-ah” *

Width (across the top) 166 cm / 65.5”
Depth (at deepest point) 52 cm / 20.5”

4.5 mm / US size 7 circular needle. Recommended minimum 100 cm / 40” long
Stitch markers (14) Tapestry needle
Optional: Cable needle (only 1 over 1 cables are worked), and pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
15 sts and 28 rows over 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch worked flat, after blocking
While gauge is not super critical, it will affect finished size and yarn quantities needed.

3 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino; 100 g / 192 m / 210 yards). Samples shown in “Whole Grain” (greige) and “Teal Feather”


575 m / 630 yards of worsted weight yarn; ideally smooth with good stitch definition.

The sample used the full three skeins so you may want to have 4 skeins if you are not working to gauge

This pattern has been tech edited (by Emily Williams) and test knit.