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Super Fun Knits is the creation of obsessed knitting designer, teacher, and fiber artist Daniel Yuhas.

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Iris Pi Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Iris Pi Shawl
Iris Pi Shawl
Iris Pi Shawl
Iris Pi Shawl
Iris Pi Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Yarn-over
  • decrease
  • knit from the center out

Pattern Description:

This circular shawl is knit from the center out using a variation on Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Pi Shawl" geometry. Four distinct lace motifs combine into a beautiful whole, ending with a slight ruffle and picot edge. It's knit in naturally dyed Swans Island fingering weight merino, which is an absolute joy to work with.

Gauge: 22 sts = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch.

Finished Measurements: A circular shawl 36" across.

Yarn: Swans Island Merino Fingering (Certified Organic Merino Wool; 525 yd/100g) 11/2 skeins Indigo.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needles at least 24" (60 cm) in length; one set of double pointed needles, also size 6 (4 mm) for starting blanket. If you prefer to begin by the magic loop method, you will not need the dpns.

Skills Required: Increasing by the yarn-over method, multiple methods of decreasing, and knitting from the center out. A center-out cast-on method (see one of the tutorials listed on this page) is recommended.


22 stitches = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 36" across


  • Circular knitting needle, size 6 or as needed for gauge
  • Double-pointed needles the same size as the circular needles

Suggested yarn:

675 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Swans Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering