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The Poetry of Logic


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"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). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the round Basic lace GAUGE 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in eyelet pattern stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 35in / 89cm diameter SUGGESTED YARN 670 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Arroyo COLORWAY Plomo

Supplies Needed

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

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
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 women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.