Years ago, when I taught dance classes, we used to talk about the importance to go back to basics every once in a while. To take a beginner’s class and really focus on the basic steps without all the embellishments. I found that it was sound advice, you can always learn something by going back to the basics. That’s why I decided to join the #5shawls5days challenge where you knit a small shawl sample every day in a different shape, just to figure out the construction. For day one it was the triangular shawl, where you increase four stitches on every right side row. It’s a cute little shawl, fit for a small doll. It wasn’t exactly new to me, this shape, and it’s probably the most common shape in a shawl (if you don’t count scarves) but as I said, it’s always good to go back to basics.