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been helpful. My MIL made me a triangle shawl many years ago and although I like it to throw over when I get a chill, I wonder if I might like a rectangular shawl more. I agree that I think it looks more elegant for going out than the triangle shawl. I really just wanted different opinions on what other people liked and that's what I'm getting. Thanks Ladies!
I have seen shawls made in circles but not squares. Would they drape over your shoulders as well? I guess someone will have to make one and tell how they like it. Who is going to volunteer? I think I'll make a rectangular shawl to start. It will be easier and I won't have to worry about remembering to add stitches. This is the one I'm looking at. Simple to make and looks nice too.