I started with yarn and a needle size that would have made this a shawl for an elephant! So…I restarted this on 1/20/2010 and am used Bamboodle yarn on a size 2 needle - it’s much more manageable in size. I ended up gradually increasing the needle size from 2, to 3, to 4, to 5 in order to make the edge have a bit of a ruffle which my wife adored.
I used 570 yards of Bamboodle yarn in bright red. The depth of the shawl is 23” and the circumfrance (tip-to-tip) is 148”.