I made the Multnomah shawl in a small size last fall. It was easy garter stitch and Feather & Fan lace. Only one ball of yarn required. I wore it with the point in the front and wrapped snuggly around my neck under my coat all winter.
There is more information about it on my Ravelry listing here: Multnomah Shawl
The pattern is available free from this web site: http://helloknitty.net/
It is made in a sock yarn with a slow color change. I found the yarn at the Double Ewe yarn shop in Circle Pines, Minnesota. A fun little shop.
I really enjoyed using this shawl, so when the group started talking about the shawls they were making I decided it was time to make another one. Summer is a great time to work on a shawl because it is much lighter in your lap than a heavy sweater or blanket!
The Adamas Shawl came up in the discussion. After taking a look at the pattern, I decided I had the perfect yarn to make it. A few years ago, I dyed some lace weight yarn with the left-over Easter egg dyes. Fun, bright colors!
I am enjoying the pattern. It is really knitting up fast. The changes in color keep it interesting. I am actually farther along than this picture shows. I have about 2 inches of green after the yellow.
More info on my Ravelry listing: Easter Adamas Shawl
The Adamas pattern is available free from MimKnits: Adamas Shawl She has other beautiful shawl patterns for sale. I may have to try some of those later.
The yarn is KnitPicks Bare, an un-dyed, 100% Merino wool yarn which comes in lots of different weights.
This shawl will be great fun to wear. It is such bright, happy colors. I seem to wear a lot of basic dark colors in the winter, especially black. It will be fun to throw this on over things.