My enthusiasm for this shawl has waned a bit as I've been knitting it.
I think the colours are not working as well as I was confident they would when I chose them. Maybe it's because I'm finishing the shawl in summer, but somehow the colours seem a bit heavy and muddy. Anyway, it's way too hot to wear it for a few months, so I'll withhold my final judgment till winter comes and I see how it looks with winter clothes and in winter light. It's also a bit smaller than I'd anticipated - 168cm x 50cm - so it will probably function better as a generous scarf than a smallish stole.
But I love the laceweight yarn - Isager 100% wool - with its rather catchy texture. And the pattern, which is constructed on the bias, is simple and ingenious. It's 'Dawn' by Grace Anna Farrow, from her collection of similarly constructed patterns, The Fine Line.
The knitting is very straight-forward stocking stitch, but the attached i-cord edging took me ages to do. I also had to do a bit of experimenting to get the i-cord to the right tension to suit the bias edge of the stole.
Anyway, another finished project I can count for 2011.