What a difference it makes to block a shawl?
Now its blocked and dried completely its a much better shape and I like it!!
I wasn't really taking to it while it was in its just finished unblocked state as I feared it too small, but this blocks out exactly to the pattern measurements and is much more wearable.
All I need to do now is buy some blocking wires for a more professional "finish"? Can you see the slightly fluting edges? where I have pinned it out to shape? its relaxed a bit since wearing it but the edges ought really be straight.