knitting:multi-color shawl

I kept looking at the Mandala yarn at Walmart, because they have such pretty self-striping colors, and they are only $4.98. I figured even if the result wasn’t high quality, at least it would be a painless lesson in figuring out how to make a triangle shape. I really wanted to make a lop-sided triangle, so I did learn what I needed to know. Even though this made a traditional triangle.

I love the colors. Daughter says these are “sad” colors, but I think it looks like a Hoggwarts shawl. If they throw all their colors together.

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It’s straight stockingnet, because I wanted the colors to do their own shining.

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I used size 7 needles. Next time I’d use 10 or 11s, and two balls of the yarn instead of one.

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I cast on five stitches, then added one stitch every other row. That’s it.

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One ball of yarn made a shawl big enough to knot over your shoulders, without extra drape.

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I like shawls that wind around a couple times like a scarf, so definitely two balls of yarn are needed. I don’t love acrylic, but it sure is warm. If it pills the first or second time I wear it, I’ll edit this so you know.

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