I have dubbed this shawl, while knitting it, the Never Ending Shawl. It is huge, but gorgeous. The long body is simply Knit One, Purl One ribbing but the large needles and silky yarn create this unusual and fluffy look. The lace sections are LONG. I finally gave in (on the very last row of the entire shawl) and counted how many stitches I had in the lace repeat--over 650! I am very happy I finished it because it is so comfy and pretty. I think it will be worn year round.