Arbre by Andrea Rangel


June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1840 yards (1682 m)
53½” diameter; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
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Known for geometric designs like Maurits (Wool People 8), Andrea Rangel returns to a form she previously explored with Tree Rings (Wool People 6), the classic pi shawl as pioneered by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Arbre is worked in Loft from the center out in five simple but effective coordinating lace motifs. The spidery edging is knitted on at the end, and all sections of the shawl can be worked from written directions or charts.

If your personal style doesn’t run to lace on a dramatic scale, this timeless circular design also makes an elegant lap blanket to drape over the couch or an heirloom for a new baby.

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1840 yards of fingering weight wool yarn


7 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Fossil


18 stitches & 28 rounds = 4″ in Chart B, after blocking
23 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Chart C, after blocking


One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), and one each 32″ and 60″ circular needles in sizes needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

53½” diameter; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Cast On (crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Read about this pattern on my blog.