I used two skeins of Rhichard Devrieze handpainted yarn. Unfortunately I cannot name the color of the yarn as I sent one label with the gift for laundering instructions and have misplaced the other tag.
The color is more accurate in the first two photos above. Here the shawl looks muted and my shirt looks brown rather than black.
I would rate this pattern as an advanced beginner to intermediate. I don't teach knitting so I could be off in this, and I've been knitting for many, many years. I still make mistakes, especially when distracted. Be kind to yourself when this happens.
I plan to make this again for myself and probably for others as future gifts.