Not too much blogging went on here in the past week for various reasons (looking for new apartment, pure laziness, etc) but I started my very first Pi shawl and worked on it a lot. The shawls name is Gull Wings and is a free pattern on Ravelry. I’m knitting it from 100% cotton 208 m /50 g with 5 mm needles.
I was a little bit afraid of this project, but reading other bloggers’ posts about Pi shawls and seeing all those beautiful photos about their projects made me want to knit one (or more?). Now I am so happy that I cast on! The beginning (the first few rows) was challenging because I don’t have 5 mm wooden dpns just metal which are too heavy for this loose stitches and therefore hard to control. The other thing that bothered me is the loose looking stitches because I’m a tight knitter, but I got used to it very quickly. The pattern is very easy to memorise and pretty. It’s a mindless and calming knitting, ideal for first time Pi shawl knitters.
Currently I’m starting the 9th row of the 576 sts section and until now used 2 skeins (416 m) of yarn. I have 4 more skeins, sometimes I think that’s plenty sometimes I freak out it won’t be enough (than speed up to find out as soon as possible).