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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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The Poetry of Logic

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Basic lace

Pattern Description:

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
- Albert Einstein

The pi architecture for shawls has such a mathematical simplicity to itdouble the number of stitches at a halving ratethat pleases the scientist in me. This formula results in a flat circle. To celebrate the mathematical beauty of pi, this shawl uses the simplest of lace patterns. Increase rows disappear into the overall pattern, with one extra increase round at the end to produce a hint of a ruffle. This light and airy small shawl is easy enough to knit while pondering other mathematical mysteries (or watching TV).


22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in eyelet pattern stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 35in / 89cm diameter


  • 640 - 670 yards (585 - 613 m) sportweight yarn
  • US 7 - 4.5 mm circular and double-pointed needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

670 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Arroyo