Whether you learned about Pi Shawls from reading an Elizabeth Zimmermann book, from seeing them in Ravelry, or admiring them on display in a museum, you already know they are round and use the precision of the mathematical formula Pi for increasing the size of the shawl. Don’t let that math scare you! A Pi Shawl always starts in the center and grows circumference. You will learn the Emily Ocker cast on, then using an easy-to-understand mathematical formula and stitch dictionaries, we’ll begin a shawl swatch using lace weight merino supplied by the teacher. Circular shawls are particularly fun because they are knit in the round. The “rest” rounds are knit rather than purled, so progress is quickly made. We will discuss tips on choosing stitch patterns to enlarge your swatch, blocking and various ways to wear a circular shawl. Note: If you are proficient using the Magic Loop method, feel free to bring a circular needle the appropriate size although we will NOT be learning or dis-cussing Magic Loop in this class.
Supplies: Size 4US or 5US dpns (5 needles), Size 4US or 5US 24” circular needle and a small crochet hook. ALL class needles need sharp tips! Your favorite Stitch Dictionary, stitch markers, scissors and the usual knitting notions.