They were 3.5mm and thus the shawl has come out considerably smaller than intended. I am kicking myself after all that work!!!!
In fact, I can't really call it a shawl. It's more like a curvy scarf but not as long as I'd like a scarf to be either.
Since I loved my cheery yellow stitch markers so much and they looked great against this Old Maiden Aunt merino in the fabulous colourway Greige (what a brilliant idea to pair gray and beige together!), I decided to do the contrast crochet trim in some Madeline Tosh.
I'm toying with two options. One: I could start it all over again with the correct size needles. Two: I could try and pick up the stitches on the edge and knit some more rows (adding some garter stitch to try and stop the curling) and that might add more depth. I could also add more rows of crochet trim to the bottom. It's not a fix I'm going to attempt right away; I may just leave it as one big swatch, although I love the wool so much that I really want to use it for a shawl I'll actually wear.
At any rate, this project has re-ignited my love for grellow. I've scrapped this version of Philomena (too bright and the ruching is just too flamboyant for my tastes)
And started again.