This is a good pattern for beginners -- it's simple without being boring, and can be made as large or as small as you want. The yardage shown is for the shawl in the photos -- you'll need less for a smaller shawl, more for a larger one.
The finished size of the shawl shown is 26" long at the center and 49" wide across the top. It used 416 yards of yarn.
Although I have included a gauge for the yarn I used, gauge is not important for this pattern -- it can be knitted with any weight of yarn, with any size needle. I recommend using a needle at the upper range of the suggested needles for the yarn you're using.
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in knit 3, purl 3
50+ year old fibromyalgic who has been knitting seriously for about 6 years. I started designing because the ideas began to come and I couldn't ignore them. I'm Beth123B on Ravelry - don't forget to link your project to the Ravelry pattern page!