I put the Birds of a Feather Mystery knit on some needles, to see its size:
We had to cast on 572 stitches… for the small size:
We knitted two “legs” of the shawl, these are two outer borders. Now we’ll knit inwards, filling in the space between the two “legs”. With shortrows.
The design will result a triangle shawl worn sideways and it will also be non-symmetrical.
The reason the design is build up like this?
The reason we have to cast on so many stitches and started with two outer borders?
Because it will result in just a few stitches at the end, to bind off. And that’s what the designer hates as a knitter: binding off stitches.