The shawl (and swatch shawl in grey) was knit using handspun Shetland and Shetland/ Alpaca blend yarn. The large shawl was knit using a worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles. The swatch shawl was knit from a heavy fingering weight using size 5 needles. Instructions for both are included plus a bonus pattern for knitting the worsted weight version using fingering weight yarn. The 17 page pattern includes charts, written instructions, color photos, and helpful hints.