The ethereal geometry of this heirloom pi shawl conjures stars wheeling overhead and trees reflected in water. Worked in Plains, it makes a beautiful throw to display in your home or an exquisite shawl for dressy occasions. Lucca is a meditative knit, worked from the center outward with each successive ring bringing a new pattern to freshen your interest. All motifs are charted. The edging is knitted on by working back and forth, joining each row to the live stitches all around the circle to complete the shawl.
- 1115 yards of lace weight wool yarn
- 3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Plains (100% American Rambouillet wool; 440 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Waxwing
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 22 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
- One 12-stitch repeat from Chart B or C measures approximately 2¼” wide
Note: Finished width of repeat will vary once shawl is blocked into circular shape.
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., the center of the shawl). If using only circular needles for knitting the shawl, you will require one spare DPN for working attached edging.
- 44″ diameter (including edging)
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Circular Cast On
- Crocheted Provisional Cast On
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)