If you have never worked a “Tab” start for a shawl – it is worked as follows. Start is from the center of the back of the neck.
Knit your Garter St tab and then proceed as directed.
The Citron Shawl is a great first shawl. No lace sections just basic knitting. My yarns are Tosh Merino Light and Drops Kid-Silk. I am knitting each of the ruched sections in the Kid-Silk. But it is just a great in a solid colour.