Doni's web page shows that she tends to use several yarns held together or Lion Brand chunky yarns. I used a single fairly thin strand of cotton/rayon yarn. The pix don't show it, but the yarn has blue and red bits in it, which combine for the overall purplish effect. I used a bigger hook than one would normally use for thin yarn, which makes the shawl more open and lacy.
Here's the overall shape of the shawl, hanging on the bathroom door
I took this picture in the bathroom mirror
When the OH saw my attempt to photograph it myself, he offered to take a picture.