Not one, not two, but three (!) black shawls to show you. These are all destined to be gifts for other people.
First up, a plain black traditional triangle, with a few garter ridges thrown in. It's kind of like the Boneyard Shawl, the Romney Triangle and the body of Terra before the lace, all rolled in together but without actually following the instructions from any of those. Knitted until it felt big enough.
A grey Textured Shawl but modified to include increases on all rows, not just right side rows, to result in a wide, shallow triangle which the wearer could, if she wished to emulate Tess of the D'Urbervilles, wrap around herself and tie behind her back. (So when she's picking cabbages in a muddy field her shawl ties don't trail in the muck).
The modification to the pattern means it uses a surprising amount more yarn than usual, and i ran out of the grey Pear Tree 8ply yarn when the shawl was still not quite the size i was after. I opted to border it with the last of the black Pear Tree 8ply i'd dyed to knit the first shawl, and i'm quite pleased with the effect.
And finally, another Cladonia, modified to make it bigger for more wrappage. This used the last of my precious stash of The Knittery slim sock yarn and as it looks unlikely that The Knittery will ever return, that's the last time i'll knit with this lovely yarn, sadly. It is my favourite sock yarn - silky but strong, with a lovely sheen and gorgeous drape. Perfect for delicate shawls and also the best yarn i've ever used for socks. *mourns*
This black shawl was dyed too, although i opted to dye it once it was complete. I prefer yarn dyeing to garment dyeing, but the skein had already been dyed once and balled, and i was not going to undo all that work. Besides, i was hoping that the previous dye job (olive and plum) would work for the shawl. Unfortunately it did not. And so i did what i always do when in doubt - overdye the whole thing black and call it done.
Now to wrap them all up ready for gifting, as they say. When did that noun become a verb? I think i prefer "ready for giving". Yes, much better.
All three shawls are ravelled, here.