Basic Shawl Pattern

This shawl can be made to any size you like...
with any yarn... just keep knitting until you like the size.

I simply choose a yarn and then choose an appropriate needle size for
that yarn (circular needles as the shawl does get quite long on the needle).
I would use a larger rather than smaller needle, if you have to choose, for a better drape.

Cast on 3 stitches.
Knit 6 rows.
At the end of the last row, do not turn your knitting over, but, instead, rotate what you have done 90 degrees clockwise.  Pick up and knit 3 stitches along this long side of the rectangle, using the garter stitch ridge.  Turn another 90 degrees clockwise and pick up another 3 stitches from your cast-on edge.  Now you have 9 stitches on your needle.
Turn your work over and knit across all nine stitches, stopping before and after the middle stitch to place a stitch marker on either side of that middle stitch.

Work the rest of the shawl as follows:

(Right Side):  K2, M1L, K to first marker, M1L, slip marker, K1, slip marker, M1R, Knit to last two stitches and M1R, K2

(Wrong Side):  K2, M1L, K to first marker, slip marker, K1, slip marker, K to last two stitches, M1R,

Work these two rows repeatedly until shawl is the size you wish it to be.
Bind off in what ever loose
manner you like.

Can be worn in whatever fashion you like... point in the back, point in the front and both sides wrapped around, or point over one shoulder.... the possibilities are endless!