I finally finished my blue alpaca shawl! This has been a wonderful mindless project.
I haven't yet blocked it nor worked ends in, but I am very happy with the results. It is very warm and snuggly. I used size 10 needles and Simple but Effective Shawl pattern. I could not find it on Ravelry, but I feel sure that that is where I originally found it. The pattern is stored on dropbox in file labelled shawls.
When I finished the shawl, I was very unhappy with the look of the shawl on me. So I ripped out the regular bind off that I had tried to keep loose by hand and used a decrease bind off which I like a lot. Here are directions for that decrease bind off: