I have to admit to doing my share of yarn shopping late a night. One night I was browsing through single-cake gradients in search of a colorway that grabbed me. This one did exactly that. It starts as a wonderful blue-y green that fades into a delightful rose
. I had to have it. Once it was here it took its own sweet time deciding what it wanted to be—or so I thought. Apparently, the yarn knew from the offset that it wanted to be knit up as a rose garden. I didn’t hear its message for quite a while, then suddenly it all fell together. It’s so simple. I found a trellis pattern, and some roses, and the next thing I knew I had a shawl.
This pi shawl starts at the top center with a tab cast on, which moves to an easy mesh. The mesh is followed with a knit trellis, then finally with the roses and a small border. The shawl ends with a thorny picot bind off.