This V-shaped shawl is not difficult to knit, but it will keep your attention! The 2-row stitch pattern is adapted from Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs. The shawl needs no edging, unless you desire one - as knit, it is non-curling. In this lovely alpaca yarn, it is a luscious coverup for cool spring days and summer evenings. It is sampled in Kraemer Yarns Alpaca, a 100% North American alpaca yarn, in a DK wt. Note: Kraemer Yarns has improved their lovely domestically-sourced and produced alpaca yarn by adding 30% merino wool, so it is now 70% alpaca/30% merino wool. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, m1, yo, p2tog GAUGE 17 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st and 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" over lace patt (unstretched and unblocked) with size 8 ndls or size to give gauge. Note: This is a looser St st gauge than I would use for a garment (the ndl size is 2-3 sizes larger). SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Unblocked Width x Length: approx 27" x 38" Blocked Width x Length: approx 29" x 54"