My mother-in-law, Margrit, turns 80 this year and I thought it might be fun to start a Knitalong for her shawl.


Margrit is a Pi-Shawl featuring four different lace patterns and a beautiful border. It is named after my mother in law. She’s living with my husband and me because she has Alzheimer’s and from the first tiny sections of this shawl she always told me how beautiful she thinks it is.
The pattern has been tech-edited by Cupani and test knit by AshwiniJ, Robebe, nicemrsharris, puffycats, FiaKnit and bjlatham.

The KAL will run in my Ravelry group, Knitted in Switzerland

There will be prizes and I hope we will all have a lot of fun.



1st Prize: One set of stitch markers of your choice (up to 20 $ including shipping) from TheClaySheep at etsy and my upcoming ebook “Stories of Inspiration – Shawls Knitted in Switzerland”

Check out Anita’s etsy-shop, she makes the most adorable stitch markers (and other things) I’ve ever seen:…

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2nd Prize: One set of stitch markers from TheClaySheep

Thank you very, very much, to Anita (TheClaySheep) for donating this!

3rd Prize: One of my patterns of your choice for free

Also, everyone who posts a photo of their finished Margrit Shawl before January, 1st 2015 will receive a 50 % Off – Coupon for one of my patterns!

Some info about the pattern:

Size: 52” (132 cm) in diameter

Gauge: 21.5 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage)

Garnstudio Drops Lace (100 g 3.53 oz, 800 m 875 yd, 70% alpaca, 30% silk), 2 hanks #6790, Royal Blue
Or approx. 1120 m (1225 yd) laceweight yarn of your choice

A set of 4 dpns 3 mm US 2 or 3, or a size to give you a fabric you like (you can use one of these again later, when you knit on the edging).

3 mm US 2 or 3 circular needle, or a size to give you a fabric you like.

12 stitch markers (1 of one color, 11 of another color)

Crochet hook for cast on

Optional: 192 beads (Size 8, or take a length of your yarn to the store and see if it fits and if you like the look)

Optional: Small crochet hook (I used 0.75 mm) for beading or dental floss

Skills needed:

multiple stitch decreases