As I think I mentioned, I am a bit ahead of you all in the Shetland Pi KAL — I just started Part five last night.
Part five is the edging pattern and it can be easily modifed to add or subtract rounds depending on how your yarn is holding out. But as written, there are 20 rounds of lace. At the point I started Part five, I was well into my third skein of Madelinetosh Merino Light — like three-quarters the way through the skein. I will be dipping into my fourth skein.
This yarn has 440 yards per skein, so 1320 yards in three skeins. I estimated 1400 yards for the fingering weight version of the pi so I am right on track here.
If you have less than 1400 yards of fingering weight yarn, don’t worry. You can do one less repeat of Part Four, and fewer rounds in Part five and you’ll be just fine and the shawl will be plenty big.
Linda M. commented:
I was wondering how you are going to join your yarn. I am using the same yarn and am not sure what to do since it is single ply and superwash.
What I do — and did for this yarn — is to hold both the old and new yarn together for a few stitches and knit them with both yarns. It works great and is not noticeable after you knit those double-yarn stitches. And you don’t have to worry about your join coming undone.
Lucy is resting up for another attack on her fuzzy rat.