Fresh off the blocking mat, we just finished up this shawl and it is great! The pattern is FREE, Lala's Simple Shawl. We made it extra big, and it is super cozy and a truly stunning wrap. I didn't realize that when triangular shawls are made really, really big, they don't really look very triangular when worn.
We used the new Noro Kureopatora yarn and it was PERFECT! It's a single ply, woollen spun yarn, which means it's light, airy, and warm. It feels a bit coarse in the ball, but it softens up in your hands while knitting, and even more so after washing in Eucalan and blocking. It's also got amazing yardage, we only needed 3 skeins to make this great big wrap! Oh, and the yarn is on SALE until the end of May! If you want a Summer friendly version you can substitute 4 skeins of Noro Taiyo (also on sale).
The pattern (Lala's Simple Shawl) is definitely beginner/novice friendly, so much so that I got a little bored and threw in a few modifications:
- Instead of increasing with a yarn over down the middle, we used a backwards loop cast on.
- I got bored with the stitch pattern and threw in some variety: see stitch & crossed stitch (see our Ravelry page for the nitty gritty).
- 3 skeins Noro Kureopatora, colour 1001 OR 4 skeins Noro Taiyo
- 5.5mm/US9-40" (or longer) circular needles
- 2 stitch markers