Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Long-Awaited FO: La Tarte

The Pi Shawl if finally finished. There's not much to say about this one that I haven't said many times over on the many posts that I've written on this blog. (Just search in that upper-left corner for "pi".)

From fiberarts images

A few words of advice for others embarking on this project:
1. Don't downsize your needles. EZ recommends size 8s, and you should use them, even though it might seem weird knitting lace with such large needles.
2. Use a solid colored yarn. Not variegated. The ever expanding nature of this project means that some areas will pool, some will strip, and some will just be speckly.

So here are some pictures. There's more on my Ravelry project page.

From fiberarts images

Pattern: Pi Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman (I used the version in the Knitter's Almanac)
Yarn: Knit Picks Gossamer in color Sweet Peas, overdyed with Copenhagen Blue by Cushings Perfection Dyes. 2 skeins.
Needle: Size 6 knitpicks harmony interchangeables.

Lace pattern at outer rim is the gull stitch as described by EZ. Bind off is a crochet loop bind off. Final measurement is 4.5' in diameter.

See project on Ravelry here.

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