This beautiful pattern, designed using a modified version of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl algorithm, can be knit up as a warm winter lace blanket, or as a lovely light lace shawl. Late August uses easy to remember lace patterns to make this project fun and easy!
This pattern includes instructions to make many different versions of this pattern. The original in lace weight and bulky weight, modifications for both weights to make it larger, and to either have the center as a lacy open flowing center or as a beautiful garter with eyelet center.
Skill level: intermediate
for the blanket:
2 balls of Cascade Eco+ in the “Straw” colourway
or 874 meters (956 yards) of bulky weight yarn
For the purple shawl:
1 skein of Sweet Georgia merino silk lace in the “blackberry”colourway
or 765 meters (836 yards) of lace weight yarn
For the red-y/pink shawl:
2 balls of Indigo Moon in the “Wildberry” colourway
or 800 meters (875 yards) of light fingering weight yarn
A note: yarn estimates don’t apply to the extended modification
14 stitches by 14 rounds = 4” by 4” in blocked blackberry stitch, worked in the round.
23 stitches by 20 rounds = 4” by 4” in blocked blackberry stitch, worked in the round.
A note on the gauge:
Both the blanket and shawl versions of this pattern benefit from a very loose gauge. Designed to only use minimal yarn for the sizes provided, tight knitters will need to step up their needle size!
I want to thank all my lovely test knitters, and my lovely models, and all the folks who supported me in getting this giant of a project knit up, photographed and published. You’re all awesome!
Hope you enjoy this beautiful thing!