The recap: A clone of the Carnival Shawl - couldn't locate the Rowan Classic Holiday #3 book with the pattern so attempted to replicate it from a photo.
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn, 4 skeins (had about 30 inches left over) size G crochet hook
Pattern changes: the original pattern called for 36 (nine columns of four) hexagons, but I needed 44 for a wearable size (eleven columns of four). The knotted fringe was too tangly due to the "sticky" yarn, so I opted for tassels.
Impressions: A solid colour yarn would have done a better job of showing off the swirls. I do love the Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn. There were not a lot of typical Noro issues (detritus, disintegration) with the exception of one or two knots per skein.
Time: Should have taken about 40 hours in total - you get a lot of shawl for your time. The joining of hexagons accounted for eight hours! In comparison my Charlotte's Webs took 60+ hours.
Would I do it again? I will as soon as I save enough to buy the yarn of my dreams, cashmere or a blend, perhaps?