I was wearing my Misty Meadow shawl today which got me thinking about gauge. I don’t really care about gauge when it comes to shawls. It can turn out anywhere between a shawlette or something close to a blanket and it is all usable. And, you have no idea how it would have turned out otherwise since you can’t really change your tension. But with the Misty Meadow I can show exactly how it could have looked if only I had checked my gauge. (Don’t get me wrong, I love my shawl but it turned out smaller than was stated in the pattern. Totally my fault.)
Next time I make a shawl, I’ll check gauge though, I think I have enough shawlettes for now.