After working on it for quite some time, it became obvious the length to width ratio was just too far off to make a good shawl. So (after 4 other attempts that did not get photographed) the pattern evolved to this:
Better, but the shoulders sloped distressingly. I started from scratch, re-drew the basic sketch, and Stellaria was born:
Yep, I think this one's a keeper.
Pattern to come sometime this month (after tech editing and another sample or two are completed).