This shawl begins at the bottom center point and expands outward. Extra stitches are cast on that will later be unraveled to create the fringe. At the halfway point, the edges are joined but the stitches are also split at what used to be the center, so you’re still working back and forth in rows, rather than in the round. This construction is a little unusual, so I’ve included diagrams at each stage to try to help you visual what you’re doing.
80 inches wide by 40 inches tall, plus 6-inch fringe
GAUGE (after blocking)
22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
NOTE: Although the entire shawl is worked in garter stitch, a quarter of the fabric is created by purling every stitch rather than knitting every stitch. It is important that your purled garter gauge be relatively close to your knitted garter gauge.
A Thing for String Merino Sock in Taiga, Galaxy, and Eureka
US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 32 inches/80cm in length
4 stitch markers