I'm making a bold attempt at knitting a large shawl for a friend. Here are her specifications:
No wool, she wants acrylic
Very warm -- no airy stitches or lacy see-through
Deep navy color -- close to black
She doesn't mind a small pattern, like a thin ribbing.
Well, I asked Hunter for advice. She loaned me some circular needles and instructed me to make some samplers so my friend can get an idea of what I'm proposing, and so I can measure my gauge.
Here's my first sample. Hunter said to try 6 knit, 1 purl. So I did. This is not the color, of course. I haven't bought the yarn yet.