52" diameter (133 cm)
Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk Lace Yarn
Shown in colors: Purity (A) - 1 skein, January Skies (B) - 1 skein
Total yards used for this sample: approximately 1,187 yds (Color A: 583 yds, Color B: 604 yds). If you're a loose knitter, order additional skeins to be on the safe side as each skein has a total of 604 yards.
US size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles
US size 4 (3.5 mm) 40" (102 cm) circular needles
Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.
Intermediate- This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include: basic lace stitches.
Notes From the Designer:
Camarodonta is a scientific order of sea urchin. This circular shawl swirls with lace designs reminiscent of both ocean movement and the intricate patterning of sea urchin fossils. Based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s marvelous pi shawl concept, just six increase rounds (most at the beginning) let you enjoy lace knitting without the worry of an ever-changing stitch count.
I credit Bonnie Sennott for her brilliant solution to working the starlight lace pattern stitch in the round (Section 2) by moving the beginning of round stitch marker on two rows to make the repeats shift properly. Thanks also to Mwaa Knit for the adaptation of a stitch pattern (Section 3) from The Haapsalu Shawl by Siiri Riemann.
Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on how to use a lifeline in your knitting - it will change your lace knitting life!
Gauge is not crucial to this project, but will affect yardage and size.
Blocking is crucial to showcase the lace patterns. Do not be afraid to stretch firmly.
- Pattern comes with written and charted instructions.
Designed by Janica York Carter
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Enjoy your knitting!
Break color B after rnd 26.
Section 3 should be knit in color B.
Chart Section 2, row 16 missing SK2PO and row 18 missing k after yo.- 3/19/2021 Corrected chart uploaded.
The repeated pattern section 2 counts updated to Rnds 20-44.
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I think this pi shawl is marvelous, very beautiful! It looks a little difficult to me, because I never knit a pattern like this in a round, but I love the way it looks and I like very much the way you explain the pattern and the clarity of your demo. It's a pleasure to learn from you. Thank you very much Chandi and thank you very much to alll= your team!
Loving this project, but I might only make it a half circle, but currently working on original pattern though. Thanks
LOVE LOVE IT!!
My yarn arrived yesterday for this pattern. I’m looking forward to making this shawl.
The circular motif in the center of this shawl is so pretty!
I've just started knitting this shawl and loving it you have such beautiful designs, thankyou
beautiful pattern but Im not sure I can make it, May be too advanced for me
Unusual pattern, beautiful effect! Love the yarn
I’m waiting for the right colors of yarn. I keep looking at the yarn used in the pattern but I wish the browns in the January skies skein where softer and the other colors popped more! I’ll keep watching for the right color which will happen! Your yarn is beautiful!
I just downloaded the pattern; the process was quick and easy. The pattern is well written, I can't wait to begin.
It is a beautiful pattern and is easy to follow!
Beautiful pattern. I will be ordering the yarn for this soon, I’m still deciding on colors.
So many patterns, so little time.......
I love this pattern, got the yarn features too and can’t wait to get my skills up a little bit to make it.
Gorgeous pattern. What can I say? Thank you,Chandi!
I'm presently finishing another item and haven't been able to start it, but an anxious to do so!!
Beautiful wrap. It's still in my queue.