Here is the shawl I made and forgot to take pictures of for J at Christmas. I made sure I got some pictures when we stopped at her house before getting home:
The color fades from light to dark purple, there is no red in the yarn, that is J's sweatshirt showing through.
I used Sensations boulce yarn, it has a great feel, but was hard to crochet since you couldn't see the stitches, I had to mostly go by feel. The pattern is here:
It's a crochet along, so there are many pictures of this pattern with different types of yarn.