The colors are a little brighter than real life on my monitor, but are fairly representative of this yarn. It's wonderful yarn to knit and is soft to the touch. This is a pattern I cobbled together from a couple of inspirations and pattern treasuries. Thanks to Cheryl Oberle's "Folk Shawls" and Sharon Miller's "Heirloom Knitting." The shawl measures about 80 inches along the top and 39 inches down the back. It took 3+ skeins of Kaleidoscope (aka Peacock) and a bit of one skein of Blackberry for the edging.