Short Description: The name for this shawl comes from its similarity to a circular saw’s blade, with the edge in particularly mimicking the sharp teeth of the blade. Despite the inspiration for this shawl, it is indeed a super-snuggly shawl just perfect for showing off boutique spun yarn. This semi-circular shawl uses Elizabeth Zimmmermann’s theory of pi shawl shaping to gradually increase. A simple eyelet pattern throughout makes for meditative knitting. Cutting Edge is finished with a garter stitch knitted-on edge providing the knitter with an engaging and interesting way to finish.
Gauge: 18 stitch and 25 rows over 4 inches in stocking stitch
Finished Measurements: One size — 23½ inches/60 cms deep and 49¼ inches/125 cms wide.
Materials Used: 8ply/DK weight yarn of approximately 515 yards/471 metres. Original yarn is a minimally processed semi-worsted spun Alpaca/Polwarth blend with a 3ply structure. Sample knit in Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill Loch Ard.
Needle Size: US8/5mm: 40”/100cm circular (or size required for tension)
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, schematic and links to tutorials.
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
Other Details: Cutting Edge is a classically shaped semi-circular shawl. It begins with a Magic Garter Tab and uses Elizabeth Zimmermann’s theory of pi shawl
shaping to expand its shape. The shawl is finished off with knitted-on edge.