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Iris Pi Shawl


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Yarn-over decrease knit from the center out GAUGE 22 stitches = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 36" across SUGGESTED YARN 675 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Swans Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering COLORWAY Indigo

Supplies Needed

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

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Super Fun Knits is the creation of obsessed knitting designer, teacher, and fiber artist Daniel Yuhas. I believe that knitting is fundamentally good for the universe. Every stitch we knit and every choice we make is an act of creativity. Knitting keeps our minds active and engaged. And the rhythmic, repetitive work with our hands is a natural anti-depressant. Most important, though, it's really fun. It's amazing how two sticks, two stitches, and some twisted string can be combined in so many innovative ways to make so many beautiful things.