It's been a while (18 months) since I've had one of these posts! I remember when I used to knit something new every week, and now the knitting is much more scarce. But in this case, the long wait for the finished object (FO) is because the shawl was SO DARNED BIG. There were a lot of stitches on the needles, but I didn't realize just how big this sucker was until I blocked it.
This behemoth is over 10 feet long/wide! It stretched from an ironing board, across my blocking board, to a chair during blocking. Sheesh!
I have to wrap it around my neck four times to get it to an acceptable length.
Regardless of this size of this monster, this was a pleasant knit. I worked on it in many places from airplanes to the pool to home. It stuck by me on the couch and came with me on vacations.
The pattern was easy to memorize. I didn't have to follow along with it unless I was transitioning to a new part of the design.
If I decide to make this pattern again someday, my only change will be to make it smaller. Lol. And I could see doing that with smaller amounts of yarn in many colors. This design is very versatile and easy to adapt.
All in all, I'm really happy with the way this turned out! It's very soft and comfortable, and I'm sure it'll be a part of my winter warm-up wardrobe for years to come.
All the details about yarn and needles and more images are all on Ravelry.
I've cast on something new and it looks like it'll also be a big one! Sigh. I just really love these big knits.