This lace pi shawl was my heirloom knit. How do I define an heirloom knit? I think it’s one that I wanted to invest a lot more in terms of the material and the time. I did invest more in the yarn and pattern, but I had to rush to finish it as my September became hectic. I was knitting it everyday for about a week to finish it. I even had a little cramping. I finished this two days before the ceremony and the blocking was finished drying the day before. I really wish I had more time to enjoy the knitting because it is absolutely beautiful.
The knitting was straightforward. I did not have issues. I’ve made two other pi shawl patterns from Jared Flood and loved them both. It’s one of the reasons I chose this shawl over others. I will knit another pi shawl from Brooklyn Tweed in the near future. I love them.
The yarn for this project was more upscale than I would usually buy. While it is not silk or luxury fibre, it is high quality American wool. It is not rough or overly soft. It really shows the lace. I absolutely loved this natural shade and prefer it in my shawls now. It did break once at the beginning so you cannot pull it too much. Other than that, it dried up quickly and bloomed beautifully in blocking. I am not sure if I can afford to buy it for another shawl, but it was the right choice for a finer knit.
Leaves of Grass, started August 2, 2020, finished September 18, 2020.
Pattern: Leaves of Grass by Jared Flood
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in #22 Fossil (Fingering – 100% Targhee-Columbia Wool – 251 meters / 50 grams) – 5 skeins
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm circular and US 6 – 4.0 mm 40″/100cm circular.
Measurements: Blocked: ~46-47”/120cm diameter
Modifications & Notes:
- Tech Knitter circular CO. Video
- Only one rep of Chart D. One skein was 23 rounds of Chart D. It’s no a wonder why so many people ran out of yarn. Even with this mod, I only had 12g remaining after it was done.
- Never liked provisional COs and I am glad there are alternative methods other than knit or crochet. Used this video on Provisional CO using a circular needle. There was also the option to do Provisional CO using Judy’s Magic CO.
Tools/Notions: Lots of scrap yarn for lifelines. Lots of stitch markers.
Cost of Project: C$104 yarn and USD$8 pattern
Would I knit it again? Yes.