Melifera is a basic triangular shawl worked from the point up, with stacked columns of a honeybee stitch pattern.
Any fingering-weight yarn can, of course, be used, but make sure you have enough yardage, since the sample took almost all the yarn in one skein of the recommended yarn.
Since it is worked from the point up, you can essentially make the shawl as large as you wish, and gauge is not terribly crucial. As written, the sample knitted up to be 61” wide and 23” high after blocking, with 22 bees in the center column.
Blocking wires are recommended to keep the sides straight in blocking.
Errata: In the Notes section under Beginning the Lace Pattern, the WS edge is given as: begin p1 wrn2 k2 and end k2 p1 wrn2. It should be: begin p1 wrn2 p2 and end p2 p1 wrn2.