Right now, this project is sort of just chilling at the bottom of my bag with its huge skein.
From the start, I knew this wasn’t going to be exactly as written because I have US 8 circular needles (not 13) and I want to use the 14 oz worsted skein from my stash (instead of bulky yarn). However, I still cast on as written  because I wasn’t 100% sure just how different what I have would turn out to be, so I’m at a place where I can more clearly see that this is a glorified scarf in width right now.
I don’t particularly want to knit a scarf this long, so I’m debating what to do. I can’t really escape committing to frogging, but I want to know what I’m going to do before I start the very easy process of unraveling.
Option 1: Try double stranding. Because I don’t have enough of this yarn for the full length (58 in, not including borders), I’d have to adjust to a shorter length.
Option 2: Cast on extra stitches so I can do more sequences. Yeah, I might have to go with a bit of a shorter length, but I don’t think it’ll be quite as drastic as with double stranding.
For someone who isn’t terribly fond of math, I picked a hobby with some math in it. As you can see in my representation of what’s happening in the pattern of knitting stitches together and yarn overs, I have to stick with adding a multiple of 12. Adding 4 or 5 sequences is going to be awfully close to just double stranding, but 1 or 2 barely seems noticeable. I think 3 sequences will get me close to the 20 in width this shawl is supposed to be aiming for.
K5 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – K5