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EZ100thAnniversaryPIShawl:Hearts(halfcircleversion)
ElizabethZimmermann
wasbornonAugust9th,1910
(8/9/10).

Thisshawlisthehalfcircle
versionoftheHeartsshawl,one
ofasetofthreePIshawls
designedasatributetoEZand
acelebrationofallshehasdone
forus.

FortheEZ100thAnniversaryPI
Shawls,modificationswere
appliedsothatthestitchpatternrepeatsaremultiplesof8,9,and10(thenumbersinEZsbirthday).For
thehalfcircleversionoftheshawl,thesamestitchpatternsareusedwithmodificationssothattheycan
beknitbackandforth,purlingbackonwrongsiderows.Agarterstitchborderisincorporated.

TheinstructionsinthisdocumentwillproduceahalfcircleversionoftheHeartsshawl.Iused5mm
needlesandapproximately830yardsoffingeringweightyarn.Theshawlis80x40(blocked).Your
experiencemayvarydependingonyarnweight,needlesize,andtension.Useanyyarnweightand
needlesizethatyoulike.Youdonthavetousethestitchpatternsprovidedhere,youcouldunventyour
own!Includeanypatternthathasstitchrepeatsof8,9,or10.

ThethreefullcirclePIshawlscanbefoundonRavelry,
andeachonehasahalfcirclealternativedesign:
EZ100thAnniversaryPIShawl:GullWings
EZ100thAnniversaryPIShawl:Hearts
EZ100thAnniversaryPIShawl:Camping

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Symbols:RS:Rightside,WS:Wrongside,k:knit;p:purl;yo:yarnover;k2tog:knit2together;
ssk:slip2stitchesknitwiseoneatatime,slipleftneedleintothefrontofbothstitchesfromtheleftand
knitthemtogetherfromthatpositionORslip1,knit1,psso(passslippedstitchover);
sk2p:slip1,k2tog,psso.
m1:invisiblemake1,liftrunningstrandfromthefrontwithleftneedleandknitintothebackofit,orknit
intobackofstitchbelowthenextstitch,thenknitthestitchitself.Doesn'tmatteraslongasyouare
makinganewstitchanditisrelativelyunnoticeable(ie.,doesn'tmakeahole).
kfb:knitintothefrontandbackloopsofthestitch,making2outof1
stst:stockinettestitch(knitonRSandpurlonWS).
TIP:AdifferentcolouredmarkeratbeginningofRShelpstokeeptrack.

MAININSTRUCTIONS
I'mstartingwithagartertabcaston.It'sabitfiddlyifyou'veneverdoneone,butisworthlearning;it
looksgreat.Followmyinstructionsbelow,andifyouarehavingtrouble,checkoutknittingkninjasgreat
tutorialat:http://knittingkninja.com/2010/06/13/ondesigningalacetriangleiiicaston/

Gartertabcaston
Caston3st(youcandoaprovisionalcaston,butIdontbother).
Knit6rowstocompletethegartertab.

Row1:
Attheendofthe6throwofthe3stitchgartertab,turn90degreesandpickup3stitches(from
the3garterbumps)alongthesideofthelittletabyou'vejustknitted.
Turn90degreesagainandpickup3stitchesfromyourcastonrow.
Younowhave9funnylookingstitchesandhavecompletedrow1.
Thefirstandlast3stitcheswillbea3stitchgarterstborderoneitherside,themiddle3
stitcheswillgrowtheshawl.
Row2:k3,placemarker,p3,placemarker,k3

IMPORTANT:Fromhereon,instructionsandchartswillnotbothertomentionthegarterstitch
borderateachend;onlywhatisbetweentheendmarkerswillbedescribed.The6border
stitches,3atthebeginningand3attheendofeachrow,willalwaysbegarterstitch(knitboth
RSandWS).

Row3:yo,kfb,yo,k1,yo,kfb,yo(9st)
Rows48:stst

Row9:(yo,k1)9times,yo(19st)
Row1016:stst

Row17:(yo,k1)19times,yo(39st)
Row18:purl
Row19:k1,m1,knittoend(40st)
Row20:purl
Row2130:Hearts(10rows,directionsbelow,thenreturnhere)
Row3132:stst

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Row33:(yo,k1)40times,yo(81st)
Row3436:stst
Row3752:Vines(16rows,directionsbelow,thenreturnhere)
Row5354:stst
Row55:(yo,k2tog)2times,(yo,k1)75times,yo,k2tog,yo(157st)
Row5658:stst
Row59100:Hearts(42rows,directionsbelow,thenreturnhere)
Row101102:stst

Row103:(yo,k2tog)2times,(yo,k1)149times,(yo,k2tog)2times,yo(307st)
Row104:purl
Row105:k2tog,knittoend(306st)
Row106:purl
Row107150:Vines(44rows,directionsbelow,thenreturnhere)
Row151152:stst

Border:
Row153:yo,k1,(yo,k2tog)152times,yo,k1,yo(309st)
Row154:purl
Row155:k1,m1,knittoend(310st)
Row156:purl
Row157174:Hearts(18rows,directionsbelow,thenreturnhere)
Row175:(yo,k1)310times,yo(seebindoffnotesbelow)
Row176:bindoffinknitfromWS(Iused5.5mmneedle)

BindOff:Youcanuseanystretchybindoffthatyoulike,butitiscriticalthatitbestretchy,becausea
circularshawl(orahalfcircleshawl)needsanextremelystretchyedgetoallowittobestretchedenough
whileblocking.Mypreferredmethodistobindoffover2rows,asshowninRows175and176;it
requiresmorestitchesandabitmoreyarn,butIliketheedgeitgivesme.Ofcourse,youarethebossof
yourknittingandyoumighthaveafavouriteandequallystretchybindoffofyourown.
Afewalternatives:
Bindoffovertworows:Firstrow:(yo,k1)toend,yo(doublesthestitches).Secondrow:bind
offnormally;forthisshawlIboundoffinknitfromtheWSusinganeedle0.5mmlarger.
Lacebindoffinpurl:p1,*p1,slipbothstitchesbacktoleftneedleandp2tog(repeatfrom*until
allstitchesboundoff).Mightbeagoodideatousealargerneedlesizeandtestfor
stretch!
Lacebindoffinknit:k1,*k1,slipbothstitchesbacktoleftneedleandk2tog(repeatfrom*until
allstitchesboundoff).Mightbeagoodideatousealargerneedlesizeandtestfor
stretch!

Blocking:Ithelpstouseayardstickorapinnedstringtomeasurefromthecentreofthetopedgeofthe
shawltothecurvededgeandmakesurethisradiusisthesameallaroundthehalfcircle.Ikeptaspray
bottleofwaterhandytowetdowntheshawlasitwasgettingtoodry.Iwetdownthewholeshawlagain
onceIwasdonepinning.

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Hearts(numberofrowsdependsonwhichhalfringyouareon):
TheHeartspatternwasinspiredbythetulippatterninMaggieRighettisKnittinginPlainEnglish
(page166).Itwasmodifiedtoreducestitchesfrom12to9.Modificationsproducedasimple9
stitchand8rowpattern.Notethatthis8rowpatternisdefinedbyrounds310(below)butI
beginwithrounds1and2sothatthetopofthefirstrowofheartsisbetterdefined.
(note,onlytheRSrowsaregiven,purlbackonallWSrows)
Row1:yo,ssk,k2tog,yo,*k1,yo,sk2p,yo,k1,yo,ssk,k2tog,yo(repeatfrom*)
Forallhalfrings,completerows1and2onetimeonly(2rows).
Row3:yo,ssk,k2tog,yo,*k5,yo,ssk,k2tog,yo(repeatfrom*)
Row5:yo,ssk,k2tog,yo,*k5,yo,ssk,k2tog,yo(repeatfrom*)
Row7:k4,*yo,ssk,k1,k2tog,yo,k4(repeatfrom*)
Row9:yo,ssk,k2tog,yo,*k1,yo,sk2p,yo,k1,yo,ssk,k2tog,yo(repeatfrom*)
Ifworkingacross40stitchhalfring,repeatrows310onetimeonly(8rows)
Ifworkingacross157stitchhalfring,repeatrows310fivetimesintotal(40rows)
Ifworkingacross310stitchborder,repeatrows310twotimesintotal(16rows)
Dontforgetthelastpurlrow;thenreturntothemaininstructions

NotesforHeartschart:
EachRSrowstartswiththe4
stitchesshownontheright(knit
onceperrow),followedbythe9
stitchpattern(repeatedtoendof
row).
Rows1and2:areworkedonetime
only.
Rows3to10:Scanthewritten
instructionsfornumberofrepeats
(dependsonwhichhalfringyouare
on).

Vines(numberofrowsdependsonwhichhalfringyouareon):
Vines(adaptedfromBWTreasury,page218).
(note,onlytheRSrowsaregiven,purlbackonallWSrows)
Row1:k1,yo,k2,ssk,k2tog,k2,yo
Row3:yo,k2,ssk,k2tog,k2,yo,k1
Ifworkingacross81stitchhalfring,repeatthese4rows4timesintotal(16rows)
Ifworkingacross306stitchhalfring,repeatthese4rows11timesintotal(44rows)
Dontforgetthelastpurlrow;thenreturntothemaininstructions

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