Easy As Pie

from Maiden Brooklyn

Easy As Pie Pattern


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Knitting: Easy As Pie
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting from a chart, basic lace increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

Elegant and ethereal, this is a quick, relatively simple top-down triangular shawl that begins with the same four row pattern repeat until the edging. This is a great shawl for a beginning lace knitter, (or a more experienced lace knitter who wants something simple to knit that doesn't involve a lot of concentration!)....Only the bottom edge is charted, and this can be extended for a slightly larger shawl by repeating the edge chart.


To achieve the open, airy, lacy look of this shawl, be sure to knit with a slightly larger needle ; this will ensure that the holes produced by the yarn overs are nice and big. Also, this shawl needs to be blocked somewhat aggressively so that the pattern can breathe :-)

Since I am quite a loose knitter, a size 6 needle is just right for me to create a nice open, lacy fabric. If you are a tight knitter, I suggest sizing up to a size 7 or even 8.


  • 400-440 yards of fingering weight yarn, size 6 or 7 knitting needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, large needle, blocking mats and wires

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

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Average Love it, but...  September 6, 2012

Pros: A nice, simple design for a first shawl. Easier than pie, actually, if you have trouble with pie crusts. Just enough texture to keep it interesting while you learn how shawls and lace work. Cons: I cannot imagine how loosely the designer must knit for a size 6 needle to be adequate for this project. If you knit so that your stitches stay tidily on your needles in a neat row, then you will need to size up your needles. I wouldn't make this again with anything smaller than size 11.

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I'm an artist, designer, librarian living in Brooklyn, New York.

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