I've got some beautiful shawl patterns suggestions for you today. Hopefully they are worth the wait!
Let's do crochet first again :)
The Trellis Wrap is a simple mesh that would be so relaxing to work. If you add buttons, there are so many different ways to wear this versatile piece. We love it!
Another beautiful crochet shawl is the Aleatha Shawl. The solid top section would not be less lovely in a variegated tone, and the dramatic difference between positive and negative space in the lacy border means it remains visible even with busy yarn. Check the projects to see multi-colored examples.
For knitting, the Linnea Shawl has an amazing Faroese shape that makes it naturally inclined to stay on your shoulders. I especially love the subtle lace detailing along the center back - so elegant!
And finally, I recommend the Tree and Sky Lace Stole. The pattern repeat would be easy to memorize, making it perfect travel knitting, and the final product is just gorgeous.