A very close friend of mine is getting married in late September, and I told her I would like to knit her a shawl as a wedding gift. She was thrilled by this idea, and her fiance said she would like one, too. (You read that correctly: they are lesbians.) I don't think I can finish two before their wedding, so I said I can knit something that can be for the both of them...something that is a symbol of their union. (Too gushingly sweet for words, right?) I said I would make something elegant and something blue so that they would have their something new and something blue already taken care of. Great idea...except I don't have a shawl pattern!!
Does anyone have any ideas for a simple yet elegant first shawl attempt? I have looked at some of MMario's designs, particularly the Fauz Spanish and the Damascus but I think those might be a little too challenging for a fairly new knitter (about 6 months now) that has only done some simple lace patterns (yo and ssk and psso type things).
So I ask you to direct me to a particularly book that has some good shawls or share some of your shawl patterns.