It is cold in the Midwest. I love to knit lacy shawls but sometimes one needs a bit more warmth. A simple small shawl that is knit for warmth is versatile. One can drop it over the shoulders or wrap it artfully around ones neck to hold the cold at bay. I don’t like to be cold and I have found that if I wear a warm scarf, the rest of me is warm and content.
Small shawls do not have to be lacy and complicated. I like to have a simple knit on hand. The type of knitted object that one can do with less then half your attention while watching a great movie. The shawl in the photo was knit in garter stitch, beginning with a cast on of three stitches. Then one increases one stitch at the beginning of row and increases two stitches at the end of the row. Knit a plain row and repeat until you run out of yarn. I used two skeins of the DK Merino in the color Amaranth to obtain the size I wanted. It is warm and cozy, ready for the coming Autumn weather.