I also have some Elann's Pharao in the Evergreen color. You said you used #5 ndls . How many balls did it take? Your shawl is really beautiful.
Thanks Ronna - I did a double check and found that I've actually used a size 4 needle. Sorry everyone for the error, my head must have been in another project. The Pharao was really easy to work with and with the alternate nupp option that mentioned below you might even be able to include the nupps. I used a little less than three skeins - probably more like 2 1/2 (give or take)....but that's without the nupps. 3 should be fine if you do include them. If I remember correctly, there's 196 yrds in each skein.
Good Luck and enjoy the lace!! I can't wait to see your progress.