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Raspberry Pi Shawl

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  • Craft:                  Knitting
  • Suggested yarn: Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal
  • Yarn weight:        Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
  • Gauge:                22 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm/4in
  • Needle size:        4 mm / US 6
  • Yardage:             1137 - 1516 m / 1243 - 1658 yards
  • Sizes available:   One size (approx. 145cm/57in) in diameter

This is a simple circular shawl, based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl principle, and using traditional Shetland lace motifs. The lace portions of the design are charted only.

I knitted the original shawl in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal yarn in a pretty shade of raspberry pink, hence the name of the shawl! The last section, before the knitted-on lace edging, can be expanded to increase the diameter, if you want a larger shawl.

The shawl is knit in the round, with a knitted-on edge, and is approximately 145 cm in diameter (57”).

Pattern support is available; please email me if you have any questions or problems.

This pattern can be knit in any fingering/4ply weight yarn, as long as it gives good stitch definition, even tweedy yarns look good, as in the sample shown. As always, when substituting yarn, be sure to knit a swatch to check that you are able to get the right gauge for the pattern. Suggested yarn substitutes can be found at
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