So I had decided that as part of my knitter’s development it was time to knit a shawl. Note, this is not a stole, but an authentically ‘get your granny on’ triangular shawl. Though this undertaking involved the obvious danger of looking ridiculous, I had seen many photos of hip young people wearing shawls such as this like scarves, and figured I could pull it off! So I dyed some recycled cashmere, and eventually cast on! Laminaria (a free pattern from Knitty.com) was an absolute joy to knit, and I got through it in 4 days! I took the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and got a lot of knitting time in both ways, so that helped.
My husband and I had to sleep on the couch one night so that I could block the shawl out on our futon!! The yarn is approximately fingering weight, and I used a 5mm needle, and it required approximately 500 yds.