Pi shawls for Pi day
Pi = 3.14159….and it’s March 14th, or 3-14. To celebrate, we rounded up our favorite pi shawls for pi day, featuring a pie shaped construction.
Math was never my strong suit (except statistics), but I loved geometry. Pi is a mathematical enigma that cannot be expressed as a fraction, as the decimal goes on forever without a repeating pattern. To date, mathematicians have figured out Pi to 13.5 trillion digits!
So, whether you’re a fan of Pi or a fan of pie, these shawls are gorgeous nonetheless. Pi shaped shawls were innovated by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and are circular and rely on mathematical increases to keep the shape pure.
This large shawl is knitted from the top down in a pi shape with slip stitch colorwork at the bottom for a simple but impressive accessory. Inspired by the powerful ruler of Egypt, this shawl has its roots in history and ancient mathematics.
This simple half-pi shawl is a great opportunity to show off a 4 ply or fingering weight yarn – I love the idea of using Dream in Color Jilly yarn, a 100% merino yarn with a range of stunningly gorgeous shades to choose from.
Using one skein of Fyberspates Gleem yarn, you can create this half pi shaped lace shawl. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions, and the shawl is knitted from the center top and worked down with increases.
This half pi shawl uses a garter stitch base and an Estonian lace inspired border to create a classic shawl design with a contemporary twist. It’s knit in one piece from the top down, and the pattern is charted. I love the subtle lace panel in the center of the design for an elegant accent.
This pattern contains both written and charted instructions for this half circle pi shawl. It is knitted from the top down, with an afterthought knit-on lace edging. I can’t get enough of Madelinetosh Pashmina for heirloom knits – it’s a blend of wool, silk, and cashmere in a range of shades to make any knitter swoon.
What do you think of these pi shawls for pi day?
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Last updated: March 14th, 2016.