- Apr 26, 2011
- New Jersey
- She - Her
Discussion on shawl shape
When it comes to an Aes Sedai shawl, the most common shape that I see is the triangle. This is probably influenced by a triangular shawl appearing on the cover of one of the books. Most of the triangular shawls have a right angle corner at the bottom middle, opposite the longest end. The two shorter sides are fringed. I have also seen rectangular shawls. Personally, when I make a rectangular shawl I put fringe along one of the long ends. I have also seen them with fringe on the two shorter ends. This is a matter of personal preference. The third shawl shape that I have seen talked about (but I have not personal experience sewing it) is a rounded edge. It is similar to the triangle in that there is one edge, straighter than the other (it could be completely straight or just slightly curved) that comes to a corner at each end. Those two corners are joined by a curving edge of fabric that would then be fringed. For the majority of this, I will speak first of how I do a triangular shawl and then add any necessary information that is different for the other shawl shapes.
A triangular shawl
A rectangular shawl
A rounded edge shawl
Pardon the poor drawing skills here, this is the only shawl shape I haven't made yet.
So, what do you like or dislike about each shape?
Which do you think will suit your personal preferences best?
Any thoughts on which one you plan to make?[/url][/url]