Even a beginning knitter can make a beautiful shawl with a delicate lacy look. Those intricate and lovely patterned lace shawls are also notoriously challenging for the less experienced to knit. My feeble attempts have always been abandoned following the first couple of mistakes in the lace pattern. I have the greatest admiration for those who can successfully knit one of these stunners. On the other hand, wanting to have that incredible look inspired me to create something much simpler. A shawl that less experienced and first time knitters can make. GAUGE Not critical for this project.