Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Half-Pi Shawl

I have an EZ-inspired pattern for you! I decided to knit my own wedding veil for my wedding this summer, and wanted a semi-circle. EZ's pi shawl to the rescue! I cast on half the number of stitches, and knit back and forth instead of in the round. A lace pattern, a large border, a lot of knitting and voila:

To make it into a veil, I crocheted a chain through the top, gathering it to fit into a comb. The crochet came out between the wedding and the reception, and I was left with this shawl.

EZ's instructions were so easy to follow and gave me a wonderful template to use!

If you want to see more, or read more details, go to my blog.

Edited: I knit this in Merino Oro on US 1s. I also just fixed the link -- sorry about that!

Edit #2: I swear I checked the link and it worked, but it reverted back. Here's the website if the link still isn't working! www.kknit.blogspot.com Thanks for all the great comments!


  • Oh, Kelley, that is a beautiful shawl. It will be an heirloom, for sure. (For those of us who like the technical details, what yarn did you use, how much of it, and what size needles?) Just think, some day you may bring your little one(s) home from the hospital wrapped in this wonderful shawl. A beautiful job!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 PM  

  • I love it. You looked so beautiful...congrats on your wedding.

    I cant get your link to open to the blog, cause I would love to see more.

    Great job and thanks for sharing


    By Blogger Minnesota Mazzio's, at 5:40 PM  

  • Congratulations! And such a beautiful and meaningful garment.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 5:53 PM  

  • Gorgeous shawl!!! But, your link to your blog doesn't work. Can you update? Thanks.msy6811

    By Blogger gail, at 6:02 PM  

  • Oh my goodness! You are a clever, clever girl! What a fabulous idea!

    By Blogger MoMo, at 6:07 PM  

  • You did a wonderful job...it's just stunning. An inspired object!:)

    By Blogger I am known by many names...Zel is fine, at 6:08 PM  

  • a lovely shawl! Congratulations!

    By Blogger Eudyptes, at 7:35 PM  

  • Looks fabulous but don't cut off your head!

    By Anonymous sarah, at 7:39 PM  

  • Your shawl is beautiful and you are a very clever girl to have made it! I too, would like to know more of the details about your shawl, please repost your link :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:05 PM  

  • That is just stunning!

    By Blogger Kelley, at 9:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Kelley, at 4:09 AM  

  • Thanks for all the compliments and well wishes!

    Sorry for leaving out some of the technical information --

    I used Merino Oro in Natural White, about 1 1/4 skeins, on Addi Lace size 1 needles. I began the shawl in June and finished three days before the wedding. (The morning of the wedding I was connecting it to the hair comb!)


    By Blogger Kelley, at 4:21 AM  

  • Congratulations on your new adventure with hubby and your work is just beautiful on your shawl/veil. Very smart ideas. Elizabeth would be quite impressed for sure.
    I'm impressed that with wedding planning you were able to think straight enough to make your light-as-air shawl/veil! Great job on all accounts.

    By Anonymous Lisa, at 5:58 AM  

  • I know you said you fixed the link to your blog, but it is still not working for me, and I would love to read the knitty/gritty as you progressed through this veil/shawl.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:01 AM  

  • This is gorgeous - what a lovely idea! And lovely in execution as well.

    By Anonymous Heather, at 6:25 AM  

  • Beautiful shawl! I enjoyed reading about the process on your blog. The link has some extra in it, but I found it at kknit.blogspot.com for anyone who may still be trying to get there. This is indeed an heirloom and you should be very proud of it.

    By Blogger EllyMae, at 6:48 AM  

  • wow! wow! wow!

    By Blogger Mandy, at 7:11 AM  

  • Kelley - that is a beautiful veil/shawl! I can see it becoming an heirloom - christening shawl, wedding shawl, etc.

    By Blogger Peg-woolinmysoup, at 8:47 AM  

  • THat is absolutely beautiful! Maybe if I would have known how to knit when I got married I could have relaxed a little with an EZ shawl. At least I hope it was a relaxing break from wedding plans and not a stressor for you. Either way, it looks gorgeous!

    By Blogger Emily/Knit Addictions, at 8:56 AM  

  • Oh that is is incredible!! I like the first comment about wrapping your future child in the shawl as well. What fantastic heirloom!!

    By Blogger Eliza, at 9:38 AM  

  • That is gorgeous!!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 11:03 AM  

  • This is the link to Kelley's blog:


    I had to do some sleuthing to make my way over there and congratulate her. What a shawl!!

    By Anonymous kathy in juneau, at 3:45 PM  

  • Absolutely gorgeous! Tried to go to your blog but the link didn't work...

    By Blogger Gigi, at 6:35 PM  

  • This is absolutely beautiful!

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 7:16 PM  

  • Your shawl is drool-worthy. I got to your blog by typing this into my browser:

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:58 PM  

  • Whoa!!! Takes my breath away. A beautiful shawl for a beautiful day. A heirloom for the future.

    By Blogger Madame Purl, at 9:39 PM  

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