Yes, I did time it! :) For a reasonably quick knitter, this is an easy 1 1/2 hour garter st knit, the other 1/2 an hour is for blocking and attaching the fringe. It is a triangular shawl that is soft, light and completely reversible. It makes a great last minute gift, and uses only 200m of yarn.
Gauge for this one is largely unimportant. Choose a light and lofty worsted (10ply) yarn.
DK or worsted weight on 12mm needles will both give roughly the right gauge
219 yards of Worsted weight