I even thought of working my shawl that way because I am not crazy about doing a circular cast on, but I also don't wear circular shawls. I do, however, love capes. I used to wear a full length gray wool cape, and I still pull it out on occasion, so I decided to turn this one into a cape. I started on row 11 of the chart, just before the lace patterning began. I used a garter stitch tab and was delighted to discover that it is exactly the right length to go around my neck. I will be using up every bit of yarn of every skein to minimize the risk that I'll run out, but if I do, I'm sure that I will figure something out.
Pattern: Treasure Island by Janine le Cras
Yarn: The Unique Sheep Luxe in Tranquility
Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm)