Donna's Writings

03/13/2018

Hemisphere Half Pi Shawl

Tomorrow is Pi Day, (March 14th, 3/14, 3.14 rounded off from 3.14159…) and we’re starting the Hemisphere Half Pi KAL in my Ravelry group. It’s not to late to join in! The pattern is available on Ravelry and you can stash dive to start right away, or order a kit from Craftsy and start late if you’re a speedy knitter.

This shawl is worked back and fort on a long circular needle.

The knitting begins with a garter tab cast on. The main body of the shawl has 3 stitch wide garter stitch edges that are worked all the way to the border.

The border is knitted on perpendicularly after the main knitting is complete. Every 2 rows of border effectively binds off 1 stitch of the main shawl body.

I used variations of a lace pattern from traditional Shetland knitting that features an eyelet in the center of the motif. This motif can be worked in 3 different ways:

  1. With yarn overs and decreases every other row and plain purled wrong side rows.
  2. With yarn overs and decreases on right side rows and on 1 wrong side row with the other wrong side rows purled.
  3. With yarn overs and decreases on all right side AND wrong side rows.

I’ve used all three variations in this pattern. 

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My KALs are run like mini knitting workshops. The techniques, decreases, and motifs will be illustrated in the YouTube videos in this playlist. Each week as we go through the knitalong, I’ll be adding new videos.   I hope you’ll join me!
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  1. Yesterday I watched the episode of off our needles with the grocery girls showing your pi shawls and they were all beautiful

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