Here's the sneak peak I promised you yesterday at progress on Drachenfels, which for those of you who haven't seen it, is a large, asymmetric shawl, knit side to side.
I've completed just about the first third of it here. It's rather lovely just as it is, but I want the full large shawl to use on cold airplanes and winter nights.
This thought made me curious about the final dimensions, so I did a quick download of the pattern to check. Apparently I was a little bit too quick, as I downloaded the French version, which tells me:
Châle triangulaire légèrement asymétrique de 83“ [210 cm] par 25.5“ [65 cm] (voir le schéma)
It sounds so charming! And I'm guessing, since I speak no French, that it's indicating my final version should be around 83" in length and 25.5" as the maximum height of the triangle.
One note about color placement. If I were following the pattern as written, I would have only used the pink (The Plucky Knitter's Decorum Dictates) and the gray (The Plucky Knitter's Medieval). The yellow/green (The Plucky Knitter's Good 'Ole Days) would have only come into play in the midsection stripes. I wanted a bit more of a uniform feel, so I tucked two of the green stripes into this side, and will balance that with two stripes of the pink on the far side.