This design is published by Sirdar Spinning Ltd circa 2006 and recommends the use of Sirdar Duet yarn. I got in touch with Sirdar about selling items that I make using their patterns and they advised me that as long as I don't mass produce then they have no problem with me selling what I make using their designs whatsoever.
I began crocheting this on 21st March using a 5.5mm crochet hook and Sirdar Duet in shade Chamois, a worsted weight yarn which is 56% Cotton/44% Nylon. Its a lovely yarn to work with even though the shiny sections are very slippy.
The pattern is easy to get into once you understand how the motifs join together. I love motif shawls but I hate yarn ends. So many yarn ends. I am sewing them in at the end of every row of motifs to avoid a big boring job at the end. It makes it more bearable by breaking it down into smaller chunks.
The pattern says that 6 balls are required to make this shawl but I found that 5 would have been enough. Rather than have 1 ball left over I decided to add an additional row of motifs, using up all of the yarn as the yarn is no longer manufactured. I finished making this shawl on 8th April 2010, soaked and blocked it, which made it so much more smooth and uniform. I have this yarn in blue, black, dark brown and white too.