Hi Sandra919, thank you for your comment. It gives me hope.
I have knitted two Skywalkers, (both of which are posted on Craftsy) and I refused to use lifelines while knitting those, but because Clarus was more of a challenge, I did not want to risk messing up and have to start all over. Needless to say , I did not need the lifeline in Clarus either.
If I can encourage you to at least attempt to knit Skywalker, I believe you will succeed. Think of it this way, you know how to Knit, purl, yo, ssk and k2tog. These are all the stitches you need to know to knit a flawless Skywalker shawl.
I would be more than happy to help in anyway I can and would love to see your finished piece.