After starting two different lace shawls, each rectangular shaped, I’ve come to the realization that I am a Pi Shawl woman. Or, circular shawl, if you prefer. Perfectly timed as the knitting world celebrates Elizabeth Zimmermann’s 100th birthday. There are three Pi Shawls on Ravelry – I chose the Gull Wings Pattern althought the Camping design was very tempting. Here is the designer’s sample from the Ravelry page.
And, here are a couple of other knitter’s beautiful work that I found inspiring.
At this stage in my Pi Shawl, I need all the inspiration I can get! I have started using the Magic Loop method at the very beginning of a circular shawl. Eventually I will have enough stitches, using Alpaca Cloud in Smoke, to fit around a 24″ circular needle normally. Then, I will move up to a 32″ circular and that will get me through to the end of my shawl.
I am so much happier working around and around in circles rather than back and forth. Let’s hope I will finally be able to knit and finish the shawl because I am in love with this yarn and color!