While on vacation I found some just fabulous yarn—it had a beautiful base color with flecks of all the different colors I love, and love to wear. But what the heck does one do with such an interesting yarn? You can’t work cables or lace, because the texture of the yarn will overpower the texture of the stitches. I didn’t have enough for a tank top, and anyway it’s not really right for that... and then I thought about playing with shawl shaping.
This shawl has three trapezoidal panels connected with what are called “spines” when used in a triangular shawl. The cast on edge leaves space for your neck and allows the shawl to wrap nicely around the shoulders, leaving one corner and point to drape over both the front and the back. The stitch used is a reversible welting, and the increases are invisible and flexible.
The shape and stitch are both strong and friendly—a great pairing for a challenging yarn or when you just want a quick, easy knit.