I made a shawl out of Fiesta Rayon. Don't know how it compares but it turned out well with a nice drape and can be used as a scarf or a shawl. I used a bigger needle and it basically went like this:
Needle size depends on yarn…Size 15
CO 40 sts
K each row, increasing one stitch at each end until you run out of yarn.
I don't have a problem with authority, I just have a problem with people telling me what to do.