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I Guess That's Why... - Half Pi Shawl Pattern

I Guess That's Why... - Half Pi Shawl Pattern

“And I guess that’s why they call it the blues, 


Time on my hands could be time spent with you…” 
- Elton John


I’m sure that Elton never thought that this famous line would ever pertain to knitting, but I couldn’t stop thinking of this song while I was dyeing the yarn for the kits & designing this half-pi shawl. It’s a very fun and addictive knit since you’re always changing either patterns or colors or both. Because of this you’re sure to find yourself sneaking in “just a quick row” here and there whenever you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands.


The shawl begins with a garter-tab and progresses through 6 lace & garter sections before ending with an Icelandic Bind-off (my favorite!) to give it a lovely, stretchy finishing edge. The lace sections feature simple through moderately-advanced lace knitting techniques (Eyelets, Vines, & Estonian Snow Flowers to name a few) so if you’re wanting to stretch your legs a bit and learn some new stitches, this is a great pattern to work through!


One Size - 51” / 130 cm


Approx 231 yds / 211 m each of 3 colors in Fingering Weight 
(693 yds / 633 m total If using 1 color)


Sample Used: 

  • Yumi Yarns Tsuyoi Fingering in the limited edition Indigo Trio Gradient
  • 75% Superwash merino, 25% nylon
  • 693 yds / 150 g


US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge



  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle


18 sts x 13 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked


Featured Techniques 
(Linked to tutorials)

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