April 18, 2022

Squaring of the Circle shawl

  • A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple. She is holding a bouquet of wildflowers.
  • A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple and holding a bouquet of wildflowers.
  • A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple and holding a bouquet of wildflowers.
  • A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple and holding a bouquet of wildflowers.
  • A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple.

Squaring of the Circle is the latest pattern in my brioche illusion series.

This shawl shows an illusion that I find especially intriguing: circles that morph into squares, i.e. the squaring of the circle, a thing that sounds almost magical.

This big stole is worked on the bias with stripes of illusion pattern alternated with relaxing areas of simple garter stitch that are worked in a laceweight yarn. The contrast between the cozy and colorful brioche and the translucent and super lightweight garter stitch makes this shawl unique and also very fun to knit!