Tree Rings by Andrea Rangel

Tree Rings

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in welted stockinette stitch with smaller needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1820 yards (1664 m)
62" diameter
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“This pi shawl gracefully blends Elizabeth Zimmermann’s traditional construction with fresh textures. While many pi shawls employ only lace patterns, this one focuses on rich texture and motion, drawing the eye from the center outward and then around the circumference of the circle as the chevrons point the way. The stitch patterns used are very simple and can easily be memorized, but the resulting fabric is mesmerizing.” – Andrea Rangel


CONSTRUCTION
Shawl is worked in the round from the center out. The lace edging is worked back and forth and attached to the live shawl stitches at the end of every WS row.

MATERIALS
1820 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
13 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Pumpernickel

GAUGE
18 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” in Welted Stockinette Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
18 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in Left Twist or Right Twist Chart with Size B needle(s), after blocking
18 stitches & 21 rounds = 4” in Center Lace Chart with Size B needle(s), after blocking
14½ stitches & 25 rows = 4” in Lace Edging Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Welted Stockinette Stitch and Edging):
One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), and one each 32” and 60” circular needle(s) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Center Lace and Horizontal Chevrons):
One set of DPNs, and one each 32” and 60” circular needle(s), three sizes larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
62” diameter

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

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

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