Pattern: Pi Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman - Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: 3 Skeins, Sheldridge Farm Soft Touch DK
Needles: 5.5mm circular
Colour: Pussy Willow
Started: August 9, Finished: August 16, 2009
Modifications: None (or "All" given EZ's formulaic, "pithy" empowering directions
You may remember I raced to get his finished in time for my Mom's birthday in August but ran out of yarn with just a few inches of border left to knit. (Its made with yarn left over from a crocheted jacket kit that Mom made and I blocked and assembled for her. She gave me the remaining yarn so I thought it might be nice to make something for her out of it.) She has still yet to tackle the button band that remains to be done with the last part skein of yarn but being impatient to finish I scrounged a few long ends she had remaining in the bottom of her basket and got the border done without making a dent in that last skein.
It was great and addictive fun to knit - fast and portable. I opted for plain and simple sections of stockinette broken only at the "Pi" rounds (double the number of the previous section)
This is bordered with a narrow band delineated with K2 tog/YO "holes" - the centre of which has a single repeat of "Gull Pattern" in it. The border is EZ's recommended 8 garter stitch attached border.
So its done. I think she'll like it. It'll be great for wrapping around her shoulders in the evening. She is probably 6" shorter than me and much more petite so I'm keen to see how it looks on her. (It looks like an over sized serviette on me!) I'm hoping she may also be able to wear it with a pin or brooch over a sweater or jacket in the fall and spring.
I'm glad to have made this pattern - very glad to have had a bona fide recipient for it. Circular shawls aren't my thing - even over the back of the chesterfield. (I tried it on to get a photo of it being worn - it looks better over the railing!)
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