After the success of Maia I thought I'd try another shawl shape - a crescent. The Annis pattern from Knitty had caught my eye so I picked out some gorgeous yellow-y gold-y Posh Yarn Eva lace weight from the stash and cast on.
The good news - the shawl knits up very quickly. You cast on 360ish stitches, knit 15 long rows and then decrease around 100 stitches over 3 rows. You then finish up the shawl with a bit of zen short row knitting to give the crescent shape and heh presto you are done.
The bad news - well, even as I cast on (using a larger needle as recommended by the pattern) I was concerned that it wasn't going to be stretchy enough to give my nice points along the edge. And it definitely wasn't. It was difficult to get the points to be pointy during blocking. If I were to make another one I'd replace the cast on with the cast on used on Ene's Shawl or any of the shawls in Estonian Lace Knitting. (Basically, holding the yarn double you cast on with a knitted cast on.)
More good news - the crescent shape is great. Very wearable. Sits nicely on the shoulders, and can be worn a number of ways.
Final bad news - although the colour of the yarn is gorgeous and I like the shape- I'm not in love with the finished shawl. (I do like the pointy bits to be pointy and these just aren't.)
I may frog it and try another crescent shaped shawl with the same yarn (or maybe this pattern with a different cast on) .