I have a question on how to alter a shawl pattern. This pattern:http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/chs-triangleShawl.html
I'm using black red heart light and lofty yarn, and I switched from using the half double crochets in the pattern to just double crochets, since it's easier and faster. Now, I already did this for my white shawl, and it's really nice and long, but it isn't wide enough. I was thinking about putting a chain after 6 double crochets in each side of each row to help add width. The pattern for this will read something like:
Skip ch-1 space, 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, ch 1, repeat 1 dc in each dc until 5 from end, ch 1, 1 dc into next 4 dc, 2 dc into next dc, ch 1, dc into ch-4 space, ch 4, turn
I don't know how well it will work. Will it fall right? Will it add enough width? I want my shawl to completely cover my arms so the top three feet need to be pretty wide, but I don't want it to end up 7 feet tall to do that. Will simply adding 2 chains to each row be enough to balance out switching the half double crochets for double crochets? Does this even make sense?
Thanks for any help you have for me.