Sadly, I'm too clumsy for a shawl. Far too likely to catch it on door handles, dangle it in my soup or flick people in the eyes as I flap it around. No, I'm much better with something a little less flouncy.
Slouchy, yes. I love slouchy. But not flouncy.
My Miss Piggy Ponchette is a deliciously simple project. It's basically a large rectangle which is double (single US) crocheted together.
The science bit … I started with a chain of 60 (plus 2 to turn) and half treble (half double US) crocheted row after row until it measured approximately 120cm, which I think, in my case, was about 140 rows, using a 5mm hook. I used Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk dk in shade number 001, Piglet. It took four balls.
You could of course use any stitch/combination of stitches you like, edge it, decorate it with buttons, thread a ribbon … I won't go on, you're a crafty bunch of sausages and will have ideas I've not even thought of.
PS. I have promised my daughter that I will credit her with the photographs in this post. It's true, she did take them (for the princely sum of £2.00 and not without a large helping of mortification regarding my visible bra strap). *sigh*