Elizabeth Zimmermann, the grande dame of knitting, sprang into existence clutching her knitting needles on August 9, 1910 (8/9/10!) What better way to celebrate than to knit a lace project based on EZ’s very own Pi Shawl?
Designer Mwaa Knit created the EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl as a tribute to the lady that taught us to knit fearlessly – all the lace and pattern repeats are multiples of 8, 9, and 10, the numbers in EZ’s birthday.
You’ll need approximately 1300-1400 yards of laceweight or fingering weight yarn and US 6 – US 8 needles for knitting in the round – or substitute the yarn and needles of your choice, as EZ would tell you to do!
(Look for the new Prairie and Tosh Merino Light yarns from madelinetosh that should be arriving soon… we also have the new Miss Babs Yasmin, Neighborhood Fiber Co. Penthouse Silk Lace and Pagoda Lace, Malabrigo Lace, Cascade Alpaca Lace, and a whole wall full of fingering weight yarns to choose from.)
Come on out and knit some lace in space!
(Don’t fancy this pattern? The free Ravelry download also includes a Hearts & Vines For EZ version, and the designer is working on adding a THIRD version to the pattern in time for EZ’s birthday! Or knit the original EZ Pi Shawl from the book Knitter’s Almanac.)