I plan on wearing this at work when the air conditioner kicks on, so I’ll probably wear it with a long end on the right side where my floor heater didn’t reach. That’s the hands I use for a mouse. I crochet loose so this works for me.
After I blocked it, I found that the wash (using Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo in cool water) opened it up more then I wanted, but I love the finished look. You can see the openness of the shawl on the last pic.
Pattern (free): Erigeneia by Silke Terhorst. Follow the CHART, not the written instructions. Ravelry now has a spreadsheet downloadable with the pattern of the rows and counts. Helps.
Hook: Size H
Size: Unblocked 76 inches across the top, 32 inches down the back spine. Did not measure after I washed it and laid it flat to dry.
As you can see, the openings fit perfect for the fingers (not thumbs).
Almost to edging on the above picture.
Pinned to my dress form to get a picture. Up to row 23 it's 15 inches long down the center back.
Checking gauge above. Actually stretched a bit longer after I did a few more rows. I only measured the wing span because that's what I needed more.
On the blocking mats. I did straighten it up a bit after this photo was taken and didn't have time to take another one. I never blocked anything this big before.