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Pizzelle Shawl

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Airy, delicate and elegant, the Pizzelle Shawl is a must-have lace weight accessory. The pattern includes 2 different versions for you to choose from – a half pi semi-circle shape, or full pi circle shape – and it’s hard to pick a favourite! You can also add an optional fringe for the perfect boho-chic touch.

Half pi version: approximately 137cm (54”) diameter and 68.5cm (27”) radius, relaxed after blocking.
Full pi version: approximately 135cm (53 ¼”) diameter and 67.5cm (26 ½“) radius (not including fringe), relaxed after blocking.

Half pi version: Yarnarama 2ply Merino Yak Silk (60% superwash Merino, 20% silk, 20% yak; 800m {875yds}/100g), 1 skein (undyed)

OR 700m (766yds)/88g of similar lace weight/2ply yarn (you may need 50–100m {55–109yds}/6–12g of extra yarn if you wish to add fringe to this version).

Full pi version: Yarnarama 2ply Camel Silk (50% baby camel, 50% Mulberry silk; 800m {875yds}/100g), 2 skeins (undyed)

OR approximately 1250m (1367yds)/156g of similar lace weight/2ply yarn. Sample used 1145m (1252yds)/143g for the shawl and 105m (115yds)/13g for fringe (you may need 210m {230yds}/26g for fringe if you wish to add it to every eyelet instead of every second one as pictured).

– 3.5mm (US 4) needle, or size to obtain gauge–see note below for needle style options
– Spare short needle (e.g. double-pointed needle) in same size that obtains gauge–optional for border, and only needed as an extra if short needles have not already been used in the project
– 3.5mm (US E/4) crochet hook, or comparable size to choice of needle that obtains gauge (used for provisional cast on method, and for adding fringe)
– 1 stitch marker or progress keeper (used in full pi version only)
– Waste yarn for provisional cast on
– Tapestry needle
– Tape measure
– Scissors
– Flexible blocking wires and blocking mats (optional)
– T-pins
– Row counter (optional, but recommended)

Half pi version: 24 stitches x 36.5 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch, knit flat and relaxed after blocking. Swatch made with Yarnarama 2ply Merino Yak Silk.

Full pi version: 24.25 stitches x 33.75 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking. Swatch made with Yarnarama 2ply Camel Silk.

Gauge is not crucial for this shawl, but may affect your final yardage requirements and measurements.

–Choose a style of needle to knit your shawl with depending on your own preference. A circular needle is generally the best choice for the half pi version as it accommodates the large number of stitches you’ll end up with. When starting the full pi version in the round, you might like to use double-pointed needles. Eventually you will need to change to 1 or 2 circular needles to accommodate your growing stitch count, but you can change to a circular needle with a short cable length and incrementally increase the length if it feels most comfortable. You can also start your full pi version on a circular needle with a long cable and use the Magic Loop method of working in the round until your stitches fit around the needle’s full cable length. Both samples were knit using a circular needle with a 150cm (60”) cable length throughout.

–You will receive the instructions for both the half pi and full pi versions of the Pizzelle Shawl with this pattern purchase. A compiled pdf with both versions together in the one document is available to download, as well as separated half pi and full pi pdfs for your convenience.

– How to work a provisional cast on using the crochet chain method
– Knitted cast on method
– Circular cast on method
– Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
– Kitchener stitch
– How to add fringe

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in a fully written format, with charts also included where relevant.

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