Friday, September 05, 2008

Help with Pi Shawl?.

I began to knit the pi shawl from the Knitter's Almanac and have trouble with Three Lace-Pattern for Shawl. When I had knitted the very 1st round on 144 stitches, I had 2 stitches left. Is it only me?
The 1st row is: K5, *YO, K2tog, K10. * Ending K5.
I count the pattern stitches: 144-10(stitches not in the pattern repeat)=134:12(repeat stitches)=11 stitches with 2 left, so it means that there is errata in the pattern!
Can somebody clarify what is wrong please?


  • Havent knit a pi yet, but hope to someday. I've just bought EZ's book with that pattern. I think because it's in the round those k5 at the beginning and the end of the row are merely half of the k10 in the repeat. So the whole 144 stitches is 12 times yo, k2tog, k10(=12x12=144). The sequence starts and ends mid-section with a k5. Hope that helps. Have fun!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:42 AM  

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    By Blogger cherriss, at 2:46 AM  

  • So it should be K6 at the beginning and the end?

    By Blogger cherriss, at 2:47 AM  

  • The pattern is correct. I just recently finished a pi shawl and anonymous is right, you knit half the k10 at the beginning of the round and the other half at the end. Sometime when I was working on mine I would inadvertently
    k3tog or miss a yo. Rather than just counting your number of stitches, check to make sure you did all the stitches correctly. This is a fun project. I made mine with some natural white superwash sock yarn from Henry's Attic. It took me about three weeks of knitting in the evening to finish. I blocked it to 58 inches on a quilt in the front yard with LOTS of pins. I want to make another with black mohair. I will try to post a pic on my blog in the next few days.

    By Anonymous bwilliams, at 6:12 AM  

  • Just think of it this way: the last time you knit the *YO K2tog K10* repeat, just K5 instead of K10 (the other 5 are the ones you started the round with). This makes 12 complete repeats of a 12-stitch pattern.

    By Anonymous Janine, at 3:02 PM  

  • In other words - do this:

    K5, *YO, K2tog, K10*, YO, K2tog, K5


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:40 PM  

  • Thank you very much for your help!!!! I'm so glad that I can do it now!!

    By Blogger cherriss, at 2:13 AM  

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