Argante is like Gaenor's overly romantic older sister. She's slightly more complicated, due to some short-row shaping that helps her stay on your shoulders. She's a bit shallow as older sisters are apt to be. (Only 22" deep). But the beautiful eyelet lace is soft and romantic and sophisticated at the same time. I love the way you can fold over all the edges and everything still looks lovely.
With the side to side construction there is no picking up stitches and there are no 500 stitch rows. The lace edging is knit on as you work and the short-row shaping uses yarnover turns. All of the beauty of shawls that are knit from the top or bottom with way less of the fuss.
The model shawl used 430 yards of fingering weight merino/silk and size 7 needles and yielded a shawl that is 72" wide and 22" deep.
Sample is shown in Politically Incorrect Fibers Merino/Silk. A suggested substitute is shown below.