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Diamond Rings Pi Shawl

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Pattern Details

What could be more elegant than diamonds and circles? This shawl features several diamond motifs charted by Dorothy Reade in the 1960s for a book she was working on. The unpublished manuscript was given to me by her daughter, when I was working on research for my own book, Successful Lace Knitting: Celebrating the Work of Dorothy Reade. Dorothy was so prolific, that it was impossible for me to include all of her work in that book. Here, I present a collection of motifs that have hitherto been unpublished. Although some may seem familiar to you—because they have undoubtedly been “unvented” by many designers over the years —I’ve used Dorothy Reade’s hand-written notes and hand-drawn charts to knit this sample. Size: Approx 72" (183cm) diameter, blocked Gauge: Approx 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st, blocked Note: gauge will vary as fabric is stretched differently closer to and further from increase rounds.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Henry’s Attic Cascade Silk (100% silk, 2000yds/1830m per 450g cone), 1 cone US size 5 (3.75mm) dpns and circular needles of varying lengths.
  • Begin on dpns and change to circular and then to longer circular needles as you increase and the stitches no longer fit comfortably on the current needles. Two circulars and magic loop may be used as well. Tapestry Needle

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at