I've googled on several occasions using different variations of that term and have yet to come up with anything close to the pattern. I keep finding very lovely and lacy patterns. This one however was quite simple and if not made from worsted weight yarn was very close. In the photo with the pattern it showed the shawl draped and then with the ends tucked in out of your way (this was what made it a working shawl vs just a shawl the text explained). I really have no idea if you can do that with any of the other ones but the fact that they are all lacy and delicate eliminated them.
I'm looking for a shawl that I can wrap up in while I'm knitting. I want something sturdy and warm. Oh...this also had shoulder shaping, which I believe is just another nifty detail to this style of pattern but then again I could be wrong.
Does anyone have a clue what I'm talking about? I spent about an hour pouring through books in B&N and did find a lovely pattern in the Folk Shawls book but it wasn't the one I was looking for. I *think* but I'm not completely certain that this was knit from the top down in one piece. Again that may be the norm for this style, I don't really know.
ETA - A workable option has been found and ordered. Thanks to everyone who responded.