From the stockinette leaf motifs to the open honeycomb lace, this shawl delights in playing with positive and negative space. Taking a twist on an Elizabeth Zimmerman Pi Shawl, this half-circle shawl is drapey and elegant no matter how you wear it.
Gauge: 23 sts & 27 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette after blocking.
Needles: 3.75mm (US5) 32-inch (80 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: crochet hook near the mm size of the needles used, tapestry needle to weave in ends, and wires or string and pins for blocking.
Finished Size: 60 inches (152.5 cm) across the wingspan, 28 inches (71 cm) from nape of neck down.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, slipped stitches with yarn in front. k2tog, p2tog, yarnover, double yarnover, ssk,sl1 k2tog psso, k3tog, p3tog, knit & purl into the same stitch, knitting and purling multiple stitches into a single yarnover, use of markers, crochet chains for bind off.
This shawl is worked from the nape of the neck beginning with a garter tab. Stitches are picked up from the side and cast-on edge of the garter tab, then the shawl is worked outward in 3 directions from there. The edge is completed using a crochet bind off that results in a stretchy & decorative edge.
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