I'll admit it, lace shawls are my favorite things to knit. You don't need to worry about whether you knit too tightly or too loose, and they look gorgeous. To people who think that they are for old ladies, screw you. There is always time for shawls (except during heatwaves). I am a bit of a knitting geek, so I will be going on a bit. If you're not a knitter, just enjoy the prettiness.
Vernal Equinox Shawl by gnomethedroll
is magnificent. While most of the beauty of it comes from the hand-dyed yarn used, I can't stop staring at the nice open stockinette and well executed lace section.
Blocked Shawl 2 by LillianAltair
blows my mind. This would have taken a ridiculously long time with the intricate lace, fine yarn and the sheer size of it. Simply amazing.
Traveling Woman by MedusaDari
is a well executed shawl, and one of my favourite versatile patterns as it is.
Medusa Shawl Pattern by StrangeKnits
is such a cool pattern. I really want to knit this.
Forest Canopy Shawl by laramide-orogeny
is one of those patterns that I keep in my ravelry queue but haven't tried. This version of it is gorgeous.