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Learning Curve

from Mushroom Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Learning Curve
Learning Curve
Learning Curve

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, yarn over

Pattern Description:

This half circle shawl, inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl, is knit top down with three different lace sections. Simple increase rows separate and define each lace section and create the shaping. The lace border is knitted directly onto live stitches, no long bind off or picking up stitches.

This design was created for a lace knitting class to demonstrate some of the tricky things found when knitting lace, such as changing stitch counts, no stitch spaces and moving stitch markers.


5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 64" wide, 32" long


  • Lace weight yarn - 750 yards
  • US Size #5 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Juniper Moon Farms/Findley