This shawl was knit out of my new favorite yarn... Malabrigo. Oh my - it's sooo yummy soft. A little pricey, but in my opinion worth it. I can't imagine having a sweater out of this yarn - I bet it would be super nice. I've worn the shawl around the house and in this picture the shawl has not been blocked. Also keep in mind that the colors are a little off because of the flash. In real life it's a navy blue (not too dark) and a nice burnt orange with the colors fading nicely into one another. The pattern is from Folk Shawls - the Lacy Prairie Shawl.