I am working on a Forest Canopy Shawl and remember that some of you have finished this project. I am using a wool alpaca blend on 5.5 mm needles and have about 200 stiches on the needles now. I am using wool a bit heavier than worsted weight. The pattern wants me to move into the scalloped edge at 195 stiches but that just didn't seem wide enough. Any sage advice from the rest of you who have made this? My elbows have been complaining so I wouldn't be sad to be finishing it now but I really do want my friend to have a warm shawl for winter. She is 93, tiny and has been struck with short term memory loss in the last six months. I am knitting her the shawl to help her remember that someone loves her even when we can't be there. She grins and tells me that she will remember that someone loves her, but WHO will probably remain a mystery. I am also setting her up to knit me a scarf so that she doesn't go buggy with the long days when she can't concentrate well enough to read or watch TV. Maybe I will post a pic of the two of us when our projects are finished.
So, what are you recommendations in terms of how many stiches on the needles before I begin the scalloped edge?
Thanks for your wisdom.