I honestly want to call this "Sally Sells Seashells by the Seashore Shawlette", but I think that name was too long.
This is a crescent shawl knitted bottom up. This pattern was created out of frustration when my original idea of knitting a crescent version of the Lovely Leaves shawl didn't work out (because that shawl is knitted from the top down, and knitting lace patterns upside down produce vastly different results. I've read that there is a way to reverse some lace patterns but I haven't found out yet). I didn't want to waste my yarn despite having used it over and over again so after a swatch of testing out this new pattern, I gave it a go. I used a garter stitch pattern for the main body after the shell lace border which I've never really used in my knitting. I was quite pleased with the result! I still need to do more reading and research (and experimentation) into what goes into designing shawls, but I think I'm a good way there. I'll be writing up this pattern soon to post onto Raverly.