I knit this using Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Flamme' yarn (50% Peruvian wool, 30% alpaca, 20% silk) on a US #9 needle. Being worsted weight it made a generous 84"x36" shawl. And talk about a fast knit...whew! I started it on the evening of 8/23 & it was blocked and dry by noon on 8/26! Definitely a very fast and beautiful knit.