I Guess That's Why... by Shaina Scott

I Guess That's Why...

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One Size - 51” / 130 cm
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“And I guess that’s why they call it the blues,
Time on my hands could be time spent with you…”
- Elton John

I’m sure that Elton never thought that this famous line would ever pertain to knitting, but I couldn’t stop thinking of this song while I was dyeing the yarn for the kits & designing this half-pi shawl. It’s a very fun and addictive knit since you’re always changing either patterns or colors or both. Because of this you’re sure to find yourself sneaking in “just a quick row” here and there whenever you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands.

The shawl begins with a garter-tab and progresses through 6 lace & garter sections before ending with an Icelandic Bind-off (my favorite!) to give it a lovely, stretchy finishing edge. The lace sections feature simple through moderately-advanced lace knitting techniques (Eyelets, Vines, & Estonian Snow Flowers to name a few) so if you’re wanting to stretch your legs a bit and learn some new stitches, this is a great pattern to work through!

One Size - 51” / 130 cm

Approx 231 yds / 211 m each of 3 colors in Fingering Weight
(693 yds / 633 m total If using 1 color)

Sample Used:
Yumi Yarns Tsuyoi Fingering in the limited edition Indigo Trio Gradient - 75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon - 693 yds / 150 g

US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge


  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

18 sts x 13 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked

Featured Techniques
(Linked to tutorials)