After trying to make 3 different shawls this year, my 4th one was the success. I was a church earlier this month when I was pulled over to a bench full of yarn and simple knit and crochet shawl patterns. I agreed to take some yarn home and make a prayer shawl for my church. I picked a very simple knit pattern from their pattern selection. It is a lot narrower than I thought a shawl should be. It looks more like a scarf to me. I think that next time I will double or triple the cast on amount. This used up 1 skein of Caron's Simply Soft yarn. I used size 15 knitting needles for it. Here is the super simple 5 row repeat pattern. Why yes, that is a weird mess up right in the center of it. I'm not really sure what happened there.