Part Three of the Shetland Pi Shawl is now available here in pdf format.
Those of you who knit the swatch before starting your Pi will find the lace pattern in Part Three familiar — it’s the same pattern I used for the swatch.
Here’s a pic of my Pi before Part Three:
Portent of Things to Come
Robin asked a good question in the comments:
I’m using several natural colors of alpaca and was wondering about pacing myself for the finish. If the final edge is a sideways knit, I’ll need to plan for that and put enough aside. If we round out to the end, not as critical. Would it give too much away to give us an idea of how to prepare “same color” amounts for the border? Thanks!
Here’s a breakdown of the parts yet to come:
Part 3 — 52 rounds over 288 stitches
Part 4 — 52 rounds over 576 stitches
Part 5 (edging) — 20 rounds over 576 stitches.Bind-off is 2 row of 1152 stitches.
You have the option of working up to 6 fewer rounds of Part 5, if you find yourself running short of yarn. If you have concerns before you reach Part Five, you could remove a repeat (8 rounds) of Part four as well.
Today Lucy has discovered multitasking. Here she is subduing her fuzzy rat by lying on it, all the while keeping a vigilant eye on her paper ball.
A kitty’s work is never done, eh?