Shawls and ponchos do not get the credit they deserve, in my humble opinion. They are perfect for many ranges of weather and can be dressed up or down. My purple poncho and jeans are a staple in the winer, and when you need just a little something on those cool spring and fall evenings a shawl is always right.
Again, from Pinterest, I found a wonderful pattern (Thank you Coco Knits) for a simple shawl with a little ruffle. Who doesn't love a ruffle? It was a straight stockinette stitch rectangle with a seam, and some picked up stitches turned into a ruffle. I of course did it in an itchy mohair...maybe not my best choice, but it looks great!
Check here for the pattern.