I thoroughly enjoyed knitting the Antarktis Shawl by Janina Kallio. It's a paid for pattern on Ravelry and though there's elements which I've never come across in a pattern before, it's easy enough for a beginner to attempt.
It was knit in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in the teal colourway and though in theory there should have been enough yarn to complete the shawl in one skein, I didn't swatch to check my tension and I ended up running short of yarn towards the end so I just missed off four rows from the border. I don't think it makes a difference to the finished garment. It has a lovely drape.
A closer look shows the pattern better, and also the tweedy bits in the yarn.
Christmas knitting has started early for me this year, I haven't gifted many hand made items over the last couple of years but I want to start again and so this shawl is the first of my Christmas knits, I just hope the recipient likes it.