Need Chunky Yarn Shawl Ideas

I am looking for a shawl pattern that is more than knit stitches. I would be using a chunky yarn (Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed) and the purpose is to keep my Mom warm with it (to wear around the house). The Lion Brand site is already covered (already made those listed there for chunky yarn).

If there is a bit of open work that is OK but not alot. Anyone have a free pattern that would be suitable?

PS....I do not know if I would be ready for cables...tried it once and the yarn was soooo tight.

Sorry can't help you too

Sorry can't help you too much with ideas, but there are some great scarves here: http://www.pashminainternational.com

Thanks MMario...I rpinted

Thanks MMario...I rpinted off the recipe.

And thanks Rick...I actually have the book and never thought to look. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

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Another simple idea would be

Another simple idea would be to do a tip to neck triangle (increase at beginning and end of every right side row) and do vertical bands of different texture stitches. maybe columns of 2x2 rib with panels of seed stitch, double moss stitch, or some of the slipped stitch textures.

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Hey I just knit a shawl you

Hey I just knit a shawl you might like. The pattern is from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle - no it's not free - but since we live in the same town (sorta') I'd be glad to share the book with you. I'm in the process of posting pics of it here. It is called the Highland Triangle Shawl and I made it with Debbie Bliss Donegal luxury tweed (I'm not sure what makes it "luxury" but it would knit up the same). Let me know (email me here is probably the best) if you want the book - I won't be using it for quite a while - I've got other projects I'm working on.

Rick

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Is there a photo of

Is there a photo of boomerang available?

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Nope - but it's more or less

Nope - but it's more or less boomerang shaped. draw a shawl shaped triangle. then draw another triangle using the two top corner points and a spot halfway between the upper edge and the tip on the centerline. Erase the top line. What is left, That's pretty much the shape you get with boomerang.

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How about a quirky shape?

How about a quirky shape? Like boomerang?

YOu can add some eyelets at the edge, and if you use the "random" factor it will give a variable ribbing effect, which you can then duplicate on the second half.

MMario