I no longer wonder why 3,880 people on ravelry have knit this shawl. Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl Needles:3.5 mm circular Yarn: Alpace with a twist Fino Mods: None. Zip. Zilch. Didn't even add extra repeats. Notes:Due to a Nothing Suitable to Knit meltdown twenty minutes before we left to go on our honeymoon, I grabbed a ball of laceweight alpaca I had been squirreling away for a shawl, grabbed the pattern for the Swallowtail Shawl that I had printed off more than a year ago, and stuffed it into my carry on. I knit half the shawl during honeymoon travel and beach time, and the other half on Easter weekend. My one complaint: knitting nupps in laceweight is not fun times. To the point where I consider myself unlikely to knit nupps again anytime soon (i.e., this calendar year). But oh, it's all so worth it when you've finished blocking and wrap your shawl around your shoulders for the first time. Even little Yarn agrees. Although she did say the shawl looked better on her than me, that cheeky little scamp.