Recently finished a shawl/afghan with some Jamieson and Smith Shetland wool that was left over from other projects. I have made these before by casting on 8 stitches and branching out to make a square shawl of about 60 inches. However, this time I cast on 200 stitches provisionally and started increasing every other round at four points and when it was finished I Kitchenered the centre stitches together making a rectangular shawl. I threw in some rows of YO K2tog as I think these help to block it bigger. I finished it with a sideways garter stitch border. It measures about 40 by 80 and is wonderful to snuggle under for naps. I used 4.5 mm needles and it weighs 350 gms.