I wonder if someone could tell me what "yarn over" means?
This sounds like the kind of project I could have sitting around all the time, ready to pick up when I have to take a break from things I'm doing 'cuz I get out of breath so easily. (I take LOTS of breaks these days! It's a wonder I get anything done at all!)
I don't care for fringe, but sometimes I like to crochet a row of scallops around something that has a plain rough edge. Plus, I don't need my cats attacking my shawl when I sit outside. (: (: They really like fringe!
yarn over is simple. If you are working a knit stitch, bring the yarn to the front of the work and carry it over the needle to the back of the work and knit the next stitch. It sounds weird, but it works. Just work it like a regular stitch on the next row.
Yeah, I was thinking about those openings. I think I'll just add a stitch to each row by putting another at one end. I need shawls to stay warm and I don't want ANY holes in it, not even tiny ones. This is why I like seed stitch so much. It gives me extra thickness which is extra warmth.
I sometimes wonder if anyone would believe how many layers of clothing I wear during a winter in this house? It's a well insulated house, but the only heat I use is a cheap little electric space heater in the kitchen. Plus any afternoon sunshine I get through the south windows and by opening the door to the greenhouse if it gets to 80 degrees out there.
The holes should be on the edge making a border not in the body of the shawl. That is the way they are in the ones I make. I don't know how experienced you are at knitting, but slipstitch patterns or salt and pepper stitch using 2 yarns and alternating one stitch of each make a thick fabric. Of course they won't drape as well. Lots of pattern options on Ravelry if you search for free shawl patterns.
I layer up also, I have a very large old Victorian house, it is not easy to keep warm and I am frugal.
I'd really like to make a thick shawl that is fitted to my shoulders and can be tied so it doesn'[t fall off when I'm doing things around the house or yard. I bought a pattern for sewing one out of fabric and I thought I could just lay that pattern out and knit something to match the shape and then sew the shoulder seams after the knitting was done.