Meanwhile Tadhg claimed it for himself....
The pattern is perfect for beginners as it is only plain knitting, no purl and nothing fancy, just a rectangle, It falls neatly and is very flat at the back due to the way it is sewn up. I used some cotton yarn which I have had forever.
It is far from perfect but he loves it and I really won't mind too much if he loses it at school! It is not prescious...just well loved.
Here is a link to the pattern.
I did knit up the shawl in the Debbie Bliss yarn, but I need to photograph it in day-light....Guess what Maeve has claimed that one!!!!