Well, along with many of you in the knitting world, I am in love, love love with Madelinetosh yarns. They are a delight to work with. And the colors...just gorgeous! The Mara shawl is a free pattern on the Madelinetosh website and it is a fun, easy knit. I used 3 skeins of the Tosh DK in the color Amber Trinket. I did finally breakdown and buy some 47 inch needles - this is a good sized shawl!