This is a very simple shawl pattern, that can be easily adjusted to different yarn weights and shawl sizes. You will need about 400-500 yards of fingering weight yarn for a full size shawl, more if you use finer yarn. Add as many or as few lace repeats as you like and make it as large as you wish! I think this would look lovely in slightly variegated yarns, too. One of my test knitters had used yarn with long color repeats for lace part and a matching single color yarn for lace sections - the result is beautiful! This is a great pattern to feature an interesting yarn. I believe this pattern is well suited for lace beginners, and it is a relaxing knit for more experienced knitters. Pattern includes written instructions, as well as a chart. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yarn over, single and double decrease SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The size is adjustable.