An errata for Stahman's Shawls and Scarves, first printing (From an email from Myrna to the Knitted-Lace List, 5/14/2000. The email specifically says to pass this on to anyone who may not have received these corrections, so I'm quoting it here.)
Thank you to Linda Cyr for discovering an omission in the written instructions for the ten shawl patterns worked in stockinette stitch.
Please add the following instructions at the end of the paragraph which begins: Following the instructions for "Picking up Neck Band Stitches for the Body of Your Shawl" (page 16):
Pick up the stitches from your provisional cast-on by following the instructions for "Recovering Stitches from the Provisional Cast-On" (page 18). When working the first pattern row, and only the first pattern row of your shawl, when you have just seven stitches left on your left needle, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, k2.