|The pattern of the stitches looks like it might|
be a pattern, but it isn't
This is still my current favorite shawl pattern.
A while back, I made a sensible shawl (to the degree that shawls are sensible), using a chain-1 net stitch. I liked the yarn, a worsted weight organic cotton, with flecks of other colors, green and gold especially. I used a sensible size I hook (5.5 mm or so).
|First try, a sensible stitch|
But the finished piece didn't seem right. The sensible pattern did not fit with the earthiness of the yarn. It was boring. I wanted something for my shoulders for summer, kind of casual, funner. So I reworked it, using a size L (8mm hook) in random stitch.
|About the same size, in random stitch - much livelier.|
Depending on what I wear it with, it can be draped different ways. It works well over a sleeveless dress or over a camisole and jeans. I like this version much better.
|It can be cowl-ish.. In a worsted weight cotton, |
it is much thicker than it would be in a
lace-weight, of course.
|It can have a shawl-pin|
|It covers the shoulders and is long enough in the back|