Thank you so much. It took me about three days to decide on the patterns I wanted to use and knit up the various swatches - I had to do a few because the first ones didn't look right so I had to re-design. It then took a few hours to chart the whole shawl but once it was on paper it was easy to knit up. Having knitted the swatches made me confident that it was going to look exactly how I wanted it to. I would not have known where to start without this course.