• Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

  • Photo © Marnie MacLean

The shawl’s construction is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl concept, wherein the number of stitches approximately doubles at a point that is twice as far as the last doubling of stitches. The shawl begins at the top-center point and is knit out to the border.

The stitch pattern is offered in chart form, only.


Finished size – 58" / 147 cm wingspan, 30" / 76 cm depth after blocking.


  • 700 yd / 640 m Black Trillium Fibres Silken Lace (85% Merino wool, 15% Mulberry Silk) – 1450 yd / 1326 m per 7 oz / 200 g skein, in color Pineapple
  • US 6 / 4mm circular knitting needle, at least 36" / 91 cm long*
    2 cable needles
    Stitch markers
    Tapestry needle
    60 size 3 / 5.5 mm glass seed beads (optional)
    Steel crochet hook size US 12 / 1 mm (to fit through holes of beads — optional)
    Waste yarn for lifelines (optional but recommended)
    * Or size to obtain gauge


24 sts x 32 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking

Note: gauge is approximated here and is not instrumental to the success of this shawl but may impact the finished size and yardage required for your piece. Yardage has been slightly over estimated to account for swatching and variation in gauge.

What you get

You are purchasing a PDF download. You will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. I accept Pay Pal payments only. This pattern is 4 pages plus a cover and is provided in color that should print well in black and white. The pattern includes photos and all the instructions needed to complete this pattern. The file may take a few minutes to download over a slower connection.

Skills required to knit this garment:

  • Knitting
    Reading charts
    Casting on
    Binding off
    Yarn overs
    Adding beads

Resources and Thanks

Tech editing: Chris Evans www.chrissieknits.com

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