Macy by Anniken Allis


May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.75 mm
450 yards (411 m)
Width: 49 in/125.5 cm Depth: 21 in/53.5 cm
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Elizabeth Zimmerman is credited with inventing the pi shawl, which has become very popular in recent years. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and in a pi shawl, the ratio of a shawl’s intended circumference to its diameter dictates the spacing of the increase rounds.

In Macy, I’ve used this formula to create a half circle, which is quicker to knit than a full circular shawl. The simple lace pattern is complemented by boldly colored miracle beads. The shawl is finished off with an edging that is knitted on at the end.

Width: 49 in./125.5 cm
Depth: 21 in./53.5 cm

Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox, fingering weight #1 yarn, 60% alpaca/20% merino wool/20% nylon, 450 yd/411 m, 3.5 oz./100 g
x 1 skein #1832 Cereza

US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 32 in./80 cm long
39 red 6 mm miracle beads
US 13 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook (for adding beads)
Tapestry needle

20 sts x 24 rows in Chart B patt after blocking= 4 in/10 cm square

Instructions for single join not included but can be found on page 117.

Single Join:
Join one stitch of edging panel to one stitch of centre panel (slipped sts on each long side or live stitches on short sides) by k2tog. Two edging rows are joined to one stitch of centre panel.