This is a triangler shawl patter knit from the bottom up.
I do not knit my shawl patterns to gauge, but if you are a tight knitter I would recommend going up 1 needle size. The knitting is meant to be loose. After the first twenty rows there is a lot of pattern repeat, so this is a good pattern for car rides or in the hospital room. Please don’t limit yourself to the pattern as written, feel free to use any yarn you like, but you may need more yarn if you want to knit this size shawl with smaller needles and thinner yarn.
Finished Size: 36 inches from bottom of the triangle to the top, measuring up the center.
I also use straight needles to cast on then switch to circular needles when the straight needles are full.