This triangular shawl looks best worked in a heavy, drapey yarn, but feel free to use whatever you want. I am always prepared to be wrong. My shawl is quite small, just big enough to go around my neck and tuck into the collar of my coat, and takes almost a whole skein of the Blue Moon Marine Silk Worsted. If you want a bigger shawl this pattern can easily be expanded, just be sure you have enough yarn on hand.
simple ladder lace - Cast on 24 sts (or any number of stiches dividable with 4). Knit 2 rows Knit pattern row: K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) repeat between ( ) 5 times. Repeat the pattern row until your scarf is at desired length. Knit 1 row.
Sweet and Simple Knit Shawlhttp://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Shawls/Sweet-and-Simple-Knit-Shawl
Scarf / Wrap, free crochet pattern. Straight to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/echarpe-clochette
Simple Yarn-Over Shawl By Mary Joy Gumayagay - Free Knitted Pattern - (ravelry)