I started by drawing out an idea and picking a stitch pattern.
The stockinette area all casted on and figuring out the math...I'm sure Mr. Harris never thought he was teaching me algebra so that I could use it to design knitting patterns!
The shawl all cruppled up, pre-blocked.
I just love Dream in Color Classy--this uses 2 skeins, so that makes it a little more wallet friendly.
Blocked out...You can see the overall pattern.
Stockinette at the top...then built out
The increase areas are full of eyelets and the rest of the shawl is full of a beautiful ostrich pattern.
You can block it out to be straight on the edge, wavy, or pointed.
I'm currently finalizing the written pattern and completing a fingering weight version of it out of Happy Feet sock yarn. All you sock yarn lovers out there--this will be great for spring and summer!
I'll keep you all updated when this goes up for sale on Ravelry, my etsy site, and at Stitches & Scones. (For those of you who are local, the shawl is also a class that I am offering at S&S.)