I would like to begin a healing shawl for my Quaker Meeting, a piece which many Friends will knit on and which will circulate among community members in need of comfort. I thought I would begin with a garter tab, establish increases, and then other knitters will choose yarn from their stashes or mine and knit sections in turn. I’m hoping that even non-knitters might try a part of a row or two, and I may begin with our children (we do have at least 2 who knit already, Waldorf schoolers).
I’m planning to begin with aran weight yarn on size 10 1/2 needles, the smallest I can currently use without setting off carpal tunnel symptoms. I figure this will work with worsted to chunky weight yarns. I imagine stripes ranging from garter stitch to textured stitches to lace, depending on each knitter’s interests and experience.
I’d like a shape closer to a half circle than one with long ends and could use help to figure out how to do this. I usually increase at edges and spine on right-side rows, then edges only on the way back. Maybe edge increases right-side only, too?
I would appreciate hearing from others who have done group projects. Does this seem like a doable plan? Many thanks!