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EZ 100th Anniversary Gull Wings Half-Circle

Knitting
September 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 900 yards (640 - 823 m)
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Elizabeth Zimmermann was born on August 9th, 1910 (8/9/10), so this year 2010 is the 100th anniversary of her birth. This shawl is one of a set of SIX shawls designed as a tribute to EZ and a celebration of all she has done for us. They are based on her PI Shawl which can be found in her book Knitter’s Almanac. Three of the EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawls (Gull Wings, Hearts, and Camping), are full circles; modifications have been applied so that the lace design stitch repeats and the number of rounds are multiples of 8, 9, and 10 (the numbers in her birthday). The other three shawls are half-circle versions of Gull Wings, Hearts, and Camping.

Use any yarn weight and needle size that you like. You don’t have to use the stitch patterns that I provided, you could unvent your own stitch patterns with repeats that are multiples of 8, 9, or 10.

Allow enough yarn! For this half-circle version of the gull wings shawl, I used 5mm needles and approximately 785 yards of fingering weight wool, and my shawl ended up to be 71” wide by 37” deep (blocked). Your required yards and diameter will vary depending on yarn weight, needle size, and tension. It’s better to have yarn left over than to run out near the end.

The cast-on technique that is linked in the pattern has move to this location.

There are 6 different EZ 100th Anniversary shawls (3 full-circle and 3 half-circle). They are:
EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawl: Gull Wings
EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawl: Hearts
EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawl: Camping
EZ 100th Anniversary Camping Half-Circle
EZ 100th Anniversary Gull Wings Half-Circle
EZ 100th Anniversary Hearts Half-Circle

Relevant threads:
EZ 100th Anniversary PI Shawl KAL thread in the 10 Shawls in 2010 group.
September KAL in Beginning Lace Knitter’s group.
A thread in Zimmermaniacs.