I purchased the pattern, Seascape Shawl, and Peruvian baby lace merino yarn (50% baby alpaca, 50% fine merino) to make it, in May 2010, from elann.com and began knitting it in June 2010 and knit about 4” before I got side-tracked with designing baby sweaters. I put the shawl aside and didn't start knitting it again until the first week of December 2012.
This yarn is VERY fine - looks like cobweb lace yarn to me. I’m hoping that when the shawl is finished, I can block it to the length I want. The pattern calls for 1180 yds of lace weight with a gauge of 16 sts = 4”. My yarn ball band doesn't have any gauge stated, nor does elann.com for this yarn. I didn't do a gauge swatch before knitting - my bad! So far I still have plenty of yarn left from the first skein so I have plenty of yarn to make it bigger. The border is feather and fan stitch so if need be, I’ll just knit more rows until the shawl is the length I want.I’m at the border now so it shouldn't take too much longer to finish.