The shawlette pictured was made with 1 skein of Madelintosh Pashmina, but you could use pretty much any yarn in any weight, as you work this shawl sideways. You will do increases on the first half until you use up half your yarn, then decreases on the second half. Instructions for working the shawl this way, as well as exact directions for the shawl pictured, are included.
The shawl pictured measured 40” across the top and 20” down the center back unblocked. Blocked it measures 64” across and 26” down the center back. These measurements are approximate because they depend on how severely you block your piece.