Can you knit a shawl on straight needles?

How many stitches should I cast on for a shawl?

Directions: Take out 30 yards of yarn for fringe and set aside. Chain 54 stitches or desired width of shawl.

What size needles for shawl knitting?

36″ (91cm): Generally used for flat-knitting, it’s a common size used for adult cardigans as well as shawls or blankets. Longer length circular needles are usually used for large shawls and blankets, in particular the ones that are knit in the round.

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