Friday, July 30, 2010

It Never SOUNDS That Big

The magic of the Pi shawl is in its simplicity.  You start with a certain number of stitches, which can actually be any number though single digits make the most sense.  Then after one row, you double the number of stitches.  Then after after a couple rows, you double it again, doubling the number of rows each time as well.  It always sounds so simple......

.......and I always forget how freakin' many stitches that last increase turns out to be!

4 comments:

D. Carlen said...

...but the REAL question is...did you use only stash yarn... *smile*

carolyn said...

HA HA HA!!! Just keep repeating "I love this pattern, I love this pattern..."

Janet said...

Yup, lots of stitches. But just think, at least you are not using size 3 needles. Which is the mistake I made when making my first PI shawl. By the time I doubled to 96 rows, and had 500 plus stitches on each round, I found I needed to go through all 96 rows, and then double again, yup, over a thousand stitches in that last section, just to get it large enough. Be happy you won't need to do that! Yours looks gorgeous, repeat, I love my shawl, I love my shawl, as you are knitting all those pretty V's.

Janet said...

Oh, and also, I only made plain stockinette stitching for each section, so no lovely pattern in the lace. Yours is definitely going much faster.