I love this super easy pattern:http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/cms-rippleshawl.html
I've made it twice. The first time in Woolease, but I added a some rows to make it long enough for me. It also came out wider with the larger yarn, which was perfect for me as well.
In Microspun it's beautifully soft and drapy. I haven't found the right person to give it to yet. This picture doesn't do it justice.
Some one posted an easy, bottom up shawl here in one of the crochet forums that I'm working on. It looks like a section of a granny square--very quick and easy. I don't remember where it's posted.
The Caron Simply Shawl is very nice too, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the gauge on that one. It'll be a gift because I'm not taking it apart again to make it wider. LOL