Triangular Prayer Shawl finished
When I started it I went through my stash and found that I had one skein of several different colors but not enough to make an entire shawl from. Stripes seemed rather boring so I decided to try a triangular shawl worked from the top down. I love the way the stripes bend!
I started with the multi-colored yarn that is at the top and chose colors that were in that yarn for the solid sections. As I worked I was afraid that it wouldn't be generous enough so I added another multi that had some of the same colors and some different ones. The color repeat on that one were so long that I got the purples on one side and greens on the other. Very interesting effect. It is nice to see how well the colors all went together.
It is definitely generous though! Toward the end I needed two long circular needles to knit it. One for each half of the triangle. It was a lot of stitches to bind off! No, I didn't count!
The front corners hang about 8 inches below my finger tips and the back comes half-way to my knees. It measures 43 inches from neck to point and has an 88 inch wingspan. It will be so nice for someone to wrap themselves in!
Added note about pattern: This shawl is inspired by the Simple Triangular Shawl by Janice Farrell Pea. I enjoyed the way the bands of different yarns looked in hers. The method for making it is a basic that you will find in many books and patterns. You start with 3 stitches at the center of the neckline and increase one stitch at each side and two in the center on every other row.