this is so versatile and you can add your own personal touch by using different colored stripes, changing the stitch from K to a pattern, the possibilities are endless.
The YO makes a lacy edge on the top and sides.
It is knitted sideways.
You can use any yarn you like and its corresponding needles.
You knit in the pattern as much as you like - calculate that the rows make the length of the shawl from top to bottom and the amount of stitches make the width from side to side.
the amount of yarn needed will vary according to the size you would like it to be.
This is what i used:
Knit Picks Stroll in 2 colors
Size US 7 needles - 4.5mm
( I had 2 different colors of yarn left over from a project, so I started with one color, increased till I finished the ball then started the decreases using the other color. This shawl took 100gms of yarn)
This is how you start.
Cast on 6 sts
Row 1 knit
Row 2 knit
Row 3 (right side)K2 ,YO, slip 1 K1 Pass slipped stitch over (SL1 K1 PSSO) YO K2
Row 4:and all even rows:1st and last 2 sts are always in K the rest are P
Row 5 K2 YO SL1 K1 PSSO K to last 2 sts, YO K2
Go on this way until you reach the desired length
The even rows remain the same but the odd ones are like this
K2, YO Slip 1, K1 pass slipped stitch over K to last 5 sts SL2 K1 PSSO YO K2
Go on this way until you have 6 sts left
K = knit
P = purl
YO = yarn over needle
SL1 K1 PSSO = slip 1 stitch, K1 Pass slipped stitch over
SL2 K1 PSSO = Slip 2 sts, K1, Pass slipped stitches over