This past weekend I finished the Spanishing Christening Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's book, Folk Shawls(Her book is linked to the side column on the left - my book is beginning to look ragged from its use - it's an excellent resource!). I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn this time which is more of a worsted yarn. I used size 8 needles, cast on 135 stitches in contrast to the suggested 195 and if I had to do it again, I would cast on 115 to get more of the desired width that I wanted.
I used this particular yarn for its ease of availability (local WM), durability and softness. It took approximately four skeins of the white yarn.
The edging is what is termed a "godmother's" edging. It is a straight knit stitch with k 2tog and y/o to give the eyelet look. The edging is a binding off of 4 every set of rows. It was an easy one to memorize once you get the rhythm to it going.
Biggest challenge was finishing it since the baptism was held 2 1/2 weeks after the baby was born!