Sunday, May 06, 2007

Pi Shawl Questions

I am close to finishing a pi shawl. I used the lace pattern from Knitting Almanac, the gull lace used in the baby sweater. I am trying to decide how to end it. Has anyone used an 1-cord border? Or does someone have other suggestions? Thanks! Joan


  • I think I'd just bind off as usual and then pull out little decorative points all around the edge in the blocking. I think I'd avoid an i-cord edge on something so delicate as a lace shawl. Can't wait to see how it looks, whatever you choose!

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 11:26 AM  

  • I-Cord is a bit too unyielding for a lace edging.
    A Sideways border is good (either lace or garter-stitch) -- or a crocheted-loop edge รก la Marianne Kinzel.

    By Anonymous Meg, at 2:24 PM  

  • I really like a knitted lace border. It goes quickly and it will stretch nicely. I use the Simple Loops edging from the Barbara Walkers books a lot as it's reversible and easy to memorize. You might take a look at the edging pattern here to see if it would work with your shawl.

    By Blogger Teri, at 1:46 PM  

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