Thérèse's knitting

 

Perfect Pie shawl

Designer: Véronik Avery
Pattern source: Weekend Knitting, by Melanie Falick
Yarn: Patons Impressions Mohair (All for $2.75 on eBay--well, $7.60 if you count shipping) and Koigu Premium Merino in #3010
Completed: April, 2005
 

This was easy & educational knitting. The shawl is knitted sideways (kind of) in a lacy rib stitch, with short-row shaping to form a semicircle made up of 5 long skinny triangular sections. The result is a very graceful, wearable shape. The basic design could be used to knit a semicircle in any stitch pattern.

In the book, this shawl is shown with a lovely edging knit  in Koigu merino. I just happened to have one skein in a coordinating color lying around...so mine has it too. I like The bold effect very much.  My edging doesn't go all the way around, which meant I had to find a graceful way to handle the ends. Someday I'll figure out how to short-row at the ends so they have a "generous" look. For this edging, what I did instead was crochet some tiny chain loops across the edges (see detail photo).

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