I love to work with variegated colored yarn and using a V-shape or a Chevron pattern, creates an interesting and fun design and you will find this in most of my knittings.
In the shawls, l find the V-shape very pleasing. You can wear it with the point at the back or front, whatever mood you are in. They drape beautifully over your shoulder and are so comforting around your neck.
I wash all my knits by hand in warm water and mild detergent; hair shampoo works well too!