This is my first lace pattern and I'm quite pleased with it. I'm not exactly a shawl person, so don't know how much use the garment will actually get. This was a very simple pattern. I did much of it at knit night and on an airplane, so distractions were not a big problem with this knitting. I'm happy with it, but if I were making another shawl, I'd find a pattern with neck shaping so that the shawl doesn't scrunch up around the back of the neck.