This shawl is made from the same pattern as the Nightwatch Shawl with one major difference--I repeated the yarn over (YO) at the end of each row (after the first three rows) as well as having it at the beginning. This means the shawl widened faster than the Nightwatch shawl. I've decided I like this pattern better because the point is not as long in the back. So my pattern stitch is as follows:
K 2, YO, K to end (repeat 2 times)
K2, YO, K until 2 stitches are left on needle, YO, K to end. Repeat until you have 150 stitches on needle
BO loosely. This can be the hardest part. You need a stretchy bind off. I am on a search to find the best one to use with these large needles and not so stretchy
I added three rows of a chain stitch edging on the two sides. Across the top (neck) side, I did one row of single crochet, turned and did 2 half-double crochet in each single crochet. It gives it a slightly ruffled edge.
Needle: 17 US
Yarn: 3 skeins Sugar N Cream 100% Cotton, Worsted, Country Sage Ombre (main), 2 oz (56.7 g), 95 yd (86 m); Trim: 2 skeins Peaches N Cream 100% Cotton, Worsted, Oasis, 2 oz (56.7 g), 95 yd (86 m)
Why did I use yarn that is typically used for things like washcloths and dishcloths? Because it is sturdy, washable, easy to work with, inexpensive, has lots of color choices, and I can buy it at my local Walmart. When you live in rural New Mexico, 90 miles from anything, that is a big plus.
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