One of the last knitting projects I completed in 2009 was the Swallowtail Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clarke.
The pattern has both written directions and charts, is very clear and easy to follow with no errors, and is free. It has the "rest row" after each patterned row making any errors very easy to spot and making it knitting that I was able to do while doing other things, like watching T.V. and listening to books. And it has nupps which I enjoy doing.
I used the bombyx silk in the abalone colorway that I knit up last summer.
I love the way this turned out; blocking made such a huge difference! I also made a point of working in the ends as I went, so once it was blocked it was done.
And a big thanks to Gypsy, who was kind enough to model this for me.