A Half Pi Shawl with Estonian Gathers, Leaves, Mesh and an optional crochet bind off. Presented in two sizes.
Errata added 9/1/17 – corrected Chart D
Large – 58-inch wingspan, 25-inch drop.
Small – 44-inch wingspan, 20-inch drop.
Large: 3 skeins of Valley Yarns Charlemont, 60% Superwash merino/20% Mulberry Silk, 20% Polyamide 100 gms[3.53 oz] 439 yds [401 meters] large sample used 950 yards
Small: 1 skein of Unplanned Peacock Twinkle Lace Merino/Silk/Stellina 100 gms [3.53 oz] 850 yds, [777 meters] small sample used 500 yards. (Shown in color Bunting)
Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 47 inch [120 cm] circular needles.
Stitch markers, size 16 (0.4mm) crochet hook for adding beads, size 1 (2.75mm) crochet hook for optional chain cast off, large eyed tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends.
13 (26) size 8/0 gold lined clear seed beads, smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on, T-pins and optional blocking wires for blocking.
Lace: 29 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches [10cm] in pattern after wet blocking.
Fingering: 23 sts and 24 rows to 4inches [10cm] in pattern after wet blocking.
- This pattern is worked flat from the top down in charted form.
- Instructions are given for two sizes and two different bind offs.
- Both shawls start the same way, when the small and large diverge it is noted in the pattern with separate instructions to make it easier for you to follow.
- Beads are added after knitting the stitch, with a crochet hook.
- Gauge is not critical to this piece, however knitters gauge will affect final dimensions and yarn use
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Gather 3 or 5: Put a crochet hook through those sts, using the hook pull loop of yarn through those sts, drop them from needle, then chain st (the chain is used to “anchor” the gather). See our tutorial on Estonian Gathered Stitches for more details on how to do this stitch.
chart D was updated on 9/1/17
Tab CO: Provisionally CO 3 sts and work 13 rows of garter stitch, turn work 90 degrees and pick up and p 6 sts, then pick up the 3 sts from your provisional cast on; 12 sts.
Row 1(RS): K3, *k1, yo* to last 4 sts, k4; 17 sts.
Row 2 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K across.
Row 4: K3, *p1, yo* to last 4 sts, p1, k3; 27 sts.
Row 5: K across.
Row 6: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 7: K3, *k1, yo, cdd, yo, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4; no change in st cnt.
Row 8: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 9: K3, *k1, yo* to last 4 sts, k4; 47 sts.
Row 10: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 11-18: Work Chart A rows 1-4 two times.
Row 19: K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 87 sts.
Row 20: K3, p to last 3, k3.
Rows 21-34: Work Chart B one time
Row 35: K 3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 167 sts.
Row 36: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 37 -66: Work Chart C 1 time
Row 67: K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 327 sts
Row 68: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 69-100: Work Chart D 1 time
Small Size Only
Small size Rows 101-128: Work Chart D2, then proceed to finishing instructions.
Large Size Only
Large size Rows 101-132: Work chart D one more time.
Row 133: K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 647 sts
Row 134: K3, p to last 3 sts, k4.
Rows 135-160: Work Chart E one time, then proceed to finishing instructions.
Bind off as follows: Knit 2, return both stitches to the left hand needle and knit 2 together through the back loops, *knit 1, return two stitches from right hand needle to left hand needle and knit two together through back loops; repeat from * until all sts have been worked. Pull end through final stitch and cut yarn, leaving a 9 inch tail for weaving in.
or do the looped bind off seen in the pictures (our tutorial on the Gather Stitch may be helpful):
Gather 3 sts, chain 10, gather 3 sts, chain 10, gather 3 sts, chain 10, gather 4 stitches, chain 10, * gather 3, chain 10, gather 5, chain 10 repeat from * to last 10 sts, gather 3, chain 10, gather 3, chain 10, gather 4 and cut thread, pull end through final stitch and weave in.
Gather 3 sts, chain 10, gather 3, chain 10, * gather 3, chain 10, gather 5, chain 10, repeat from * to last 9 sts, gather 3, chain 10, gather 3, chain 10, gather 3, cut yarn leaving a 9 in tail for weaving in, pull through final stitch and weave in.
Soak piece in lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes, using blocking wires, if desired across the top (flat)edge, stretch and use t-pins to either pull out the crochet chains or at each leaf point.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER – MARY E. ROSE
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better. As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.