Sing a Song of Sixpence by Donna Druchunas
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Sing a Song of Sixpence

November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
Approx 72” (182cm) diameter at points, blocked

I have been in love with Noro’s unusual self-striping yarns ever since I first discovered them. Although they have past their peak of popularity, I haven’t stopped loving them. This pi shawl is the easiest one to make in this collection. All of the stitches are simple and there is very little lace. The shaping into a star with six points is accomplished by having increases and decreases stacked up in columns on every other round.

And the name? It just sounded like fun to me! And it does have something to do with pi(e):

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?

The king was in his counting house,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.