“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!
All stitch patterns are both written-out and charted.
I Guess That's Why... Shawl Details
Finished Measurements One Size - 51” / 130 cm
Yarn 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
Needles US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge 18 sts x 13 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked