Okay, so not everything blocks out. This is not the 40 inch shawl I hoped it would be, let alone 60. It is about 30 inches, I’m going to call it a shawlette. Now that it is washed and blocked the shawlette is very open with amazing drape. I will let my sibling know that if it gets dirty they can send it to me, I’ll wash and block it back out again.
I love how this looks, with the arrows pointing to the left as they spiral around. For my very first try designing a shawl, my first round shawl, and with just one skein, I believe that this turned out pretty well. I have learned a lot from this experiment, always have 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn that are either complementary or the same if you want a full sized shawl is one. Go big or go home, make sure you know what you are doing with stitches before you get started, count the stitches between repetitions, little things like that. I am enjoying knitting more than I thought I would. I like the challenges, I enjoy having a framework that I can be creative within, as well as the amazing knitting podcasts, lol.
Happy Crafting and remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!