I jumped aboard the Pi Shawl Bandwagon and have this to show so far:
Yeah, it’s not much yet (barely bigger than a dinner plate) but it’s a great commuter project. I just increased to 288 stitches, which means tons of plain ol’ stockinette knitting every other row and sometimes for several rows. The yarn was purchased in Alaska during our cruise a couple years back; technically, it’s sold as sock yarn but it’s not putting up a fight about becoming a shawl. The yarn works up beautifully (I’m using size 5 needles, several sizes larger than what the yarn would need for socks) and I like the fact that it is superwash.
My only concern is yardage – I have two skeins, totaling about 800 yards. Veteran knitters just gasped and clucked their tongues but I am a true optimist and I am forging ahead with this somewhat scanty yardage anyway. I’ll make it as big as I can. If things get truly dire, I can try to find a coordinating solid for the edging. Or something. (it’s lovely shades of rose and gray; I can envision a solid gray border, cant’ you?)