Birds of a Feather
These side-to-side, asymmetric scarf/shawls are perfect for those unknown quantities of yarn. Did you catch the plural use? Yes, there are two patterns in here. Grackle increases almost symmetrically to have a lovely, traditionally triangle-shaped shawl . The bonus Lorikeet chart included in this pattern has long, slow increases for a much more distinctive asymmetric look. Both utilize the fabulous feather-stitch pattern; a one-row lace repeat that can end after any row, so there is no planning involved in your yarn usage, and you can work through to the very last.
You can absolutely customize these patterns to your yarn. Use any weight yarn with an appropriate hook for the drape you desire (some hook/yarn suggestions are given in the pattern). I recommend no less than 350 yds for a scarf-size, and anywhere up to 1,000 yds for a very generous shawl.
Stitch marker to keep track of increase side
scissors, blunt tip needle for weaving in ends.
The Grackle pattern is written and charted. The Lorikeet pattern is a bonus pattern and is charted only. US terminology is used.