Leaves of Grass by Jared Flood

Leaves of Grass

November 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lace fabric (see notes)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1375 yards (1257 m)
54" blocked diameter
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“A good Pi Shawl is always welcome in my knitting bag. This type of construction, developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann in the 1950’s, is a perfect balance between mindless and attentive knitting. Upon completion of Chart A, the entire shawl will have only 4 total shaping rounds remaining. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this project will fly off your needles! Named after the stunning collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman, these pretty motifs remind me of the Spring Thaw and the plant life that returns after Winter’s end.” - Jared Flood


Worked in the round (Pi construction, Elizabeth Zimmermann) from the center out; knitted-on edging; lace motifs are charted only.


Approximately 1375 yards of fingering weight wool yarn


5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Fauna


18 stitches & 28 rows = 4” over Chart C lace motif; relaxed after lace-blocking


One set of DPNs and one 32” circular in size needed to obtain gauge One set of DPNs two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
Suggested Sizes: US 6 (4 mm) & US 4 (3½ mm)

Finished Dimensions

54” shawl diameter; relaxed after lace-blocking

Skill Level

2 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.