This shawl was knit in Classic Merino Lace from Knitting Notions (its dreamy soft!) on size 4 needles. I had purchased 2 skeins, which equaled about 770 yards, and I only used about one and a half. You can certainly use thicker yarn with a corresponding bigger needle. If you want to make this more shawl-like, you can do a bit of math to figure out the final total of stitches you’ll need before beginning the edging (which is over 21 plus 8 stitches).
Hocking (A pseudo pattern)
Begin by casting on 7 stitches.
Knit one row, placing markers as follows: K2, place marker, k1, place marker, k1, place marker, k1, place marker, k2. These first two and last two stitches are your edging, and will always be knit.
Knit one more row, then begin the following two rows:
- k2, slip marker, YO, k to next marker, YO, slip marker, k1, slip marker, YO, knit to next marker, YO, slip marker, k2
- k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2