I made this shawl using stitch pattern Number 26 Dropped Stitches from Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns by Lynne Barr. I cast-on 69 stitches (pattern repeat of 7) and just kept knitting until I was out of yarn. The pattern was easy but still really fun and interesting to do. Mine looks looser than the swatch in the book and is probably due to the needle size (which I don't remember, maybe size 8). I finished knitting weeks ago but only blocked it and wove in the ends this last week. I really love how it's turned out.
On Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/LulaLouise/lavender-shire-shawl