Yes it’s still the Milk Run shawl but it’s growing!
While I know to use a different color marker when knitting in the round to identify the beginning of the row, when I set up this shawl (NOT knit in the round), I used the same color markers as I placed them as instructed.
Once the shawl is established, you are mainly alternating a knit row with an increase row and early on I had the bright idea to place a different colored marker that would identify which row was my increase row ….. Experienced knitters probably know and do this but it was a light bulb moment for me not to have to track each row I knit.
If the green marker is at the beginning – I know it’s an increase row.
If the white marker is at the beginning – I know it’s a knit row without increases.
And if I forget which I’m on by the time I reach the center, I can glance down and know if I need to increase or knit the two stitches on either side of the center. In this case, the white on the right tells me it’s a plain knit row.
Having my markers in place like this makes it easy to knit without looking at my pattern or tracking rows until I get ready to add the bell ruffle.