Prayer Shawl is Bias - Why?

by Brigid

I belong to a Prayer Shawl Ministry group and recently knit a shawl - 30 x 60 and when I cast off the stitches the shawl was bias.

The pattern was knit eight rounds - then K5 yo k2gog - repeat to last five stitches and knit 5. - second row - knit.- I worked this pattern for about five inches and then added a color and worked seed stitch for three inches.

I then repeated the first two rows until eight inches to the end and I repeated the seed stitch for three inches and the first two rows for 5 inches. Then 8 rows knit and case off.

Why is the shawl bias? Any way I can fix it?

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