I have always wanted to knit a lace shawl but my life does not give me large chunks of free time for lace knitting. I saw this pattern looking through the webs catalogue. It is the only pattern that I have ever paid for and I am glad that I did. I finished this pattern in less than a week. I used some yarn from my stash that I thought I would never use. This was supposed to be my practice version, if it turned out I would buy the yarn that the pattern was made for. I think this turned out nice enough to use.