Although a true tension square is not need for this shawl , I would suggest knitting a small one just to be sure you are happy with the finished look .
The yarn used for the blue shawl is like Hobby but with a slub in it . ( the wine coloured yarn is a little finer T 4 ) I knitted at tension 5 on my Brother 950i . Cast on over 180 Ns in WY . K 1 row with nylon cord . With main yarn , e wrap cast on . K 3 rows . Transfer every 4 th stitch to adjacent N . I I I O I I I O I I I O I I I K 240 rows . Set carriage to Hold . # Put the first set of 3 Ns at the opposite end of bed to carraige to Hold . ( the carraige is on left = needles on right ) K 4 rows . Put the next set of 3 needles in to Hold K 4 rows . # Repeat this until all Ns are in Hold . ** Bring back the first set of 3 needles on the LEFT back in to Work . K 4 rows . Bring back next set of 3 needles into Work. K 4 rows . ** Repeat until all Ns are back into Work. ( First point knitted ) K 20 rows straight . ( Shoulder to nap of neck ) Repeat # to # and ** to ** ( knit second point , centre back ) K 20 rows straight . ( Nap of neck to shoulder ) Repeat # to # and ** to ** ( third point knitted ) K 240 rows . Bring all needles in to Work . I picked up from the heel of adjacent Stitch , so all 180 needles have stitches ! Knit 3 rows and cast of very loosely . I gave the shawl a good pressing !