Arcobaleno Half Pi Shawl by Tanja Luescher
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Arcobaleno Half Pi Shawl

May 2015
Lace ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1210 yards (1106 m)
186 cm (73.25'') Wingspan, 75 cm (29.5'') deep
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Arcobaleno (Italian for rainbow) is a half pi shawl worked top-down in a colorful gradient of cashmere yarn. The stitch pattern is easily memorized yet provides plenty of visual interest to keep the knitting fun with its tilted appearance. Make it the colors of the rainbow for the days when you need to wrap yourself in happiness or in a monochromatic gradient for a different look.

Many thanks to my tech editor cupani and my testknitters tecumsehstitcher and crystajewel :)

Size: 186 cm (73.25’’) Wingspan, 75 cm (29.5’’) deep

Gauge: 23 sts = 10 cm (4’’) in garter stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage.)

Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace (25 g (0.9 oz), 165 m (180.4 yd), 100 % cashmere), 1 ball #61 red (A), 1 ball #75 orange (B), 1 ball #14 yellow (C), 1 ball #17 green (D), 2 balls #6 blue (E), 2 balls #66
purple (F)
or 1105 m 1210 yd of laceweight yarn of your choice
3.5 mm US 4 80 cm (32’’) circular needle, or a size that gives you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Skills needed:
Garter tab (explained in the pattern)
Knit and purl
Simple lace knitting (yo, k2tog, ssk)