I am a big fan of ponchos. You can wear them many ways, wear warm layers underneath, and they stay around your shoulders much easier than shawls.
The Yin & Yang Poncho has an added feature of having reversible sides, thanks to the brioche stitch patterns. It is knitted in a rectangular shape and then seamed into a poncho.
Ravelry Buy It Now link: Yin &Yang Brioche Poncho
Love Crafts: If you do not have a Ravelry account you can purchase the pattern from the Love Crafts website.
Love Crafts Buy It Now link: Yin &Yang Brioche Poncho