This shawl is very easy to knit up, but the finished piece is just gorgeous! Make two different versions - one for everyday wear, and one in a dressy yarn for special occasions. You can't have too many shawls!
In Ridged Eyelet Pattern, 15 sts and 25 rows = 4"/10 cm.
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.