pdf pattern for Miss American Pi Shawl by Elizabeth Lovick
The patterns for this stole have been taken from Knitting Lace by Susanna E Lewis, published by Taunton Books. This book is a dictionary of the patterns in a 19th Century lace sampler in the Brooklyn Museum.
Pi shawls are based on the mathematical principle that the circumference of a circle doubles as the radius doubles. In knitting terms this means that if you knit a shawl where the number of rows doubles when the number of stitches doubles, you will end up with a circular shawl.
300g/1600yds lace weight yarn
I used 300g The Fibre Co Meadow Lace Weight; 40% wool, 25% llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 498m/545yds per 100g
4.5mm (US7) needles
1 stitch marker
135 cm diameter after blocking
23 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Band C stitch pattern using 4.5mm needle after blocking.
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