I've loved this cowl/showl from the first time I saw it on Chris' blog, and I was so happy when she send me the pattern (it's not available online yet, I think). But of course, life got in the way of making it right away. And then I started, but let it sit for a while.
That was all my fault though. The pattern is written well and the instructions are quite clear. It's also not the most difficult lace pattern to remember. I kind of had a hard time with all the counting for the increases, but that's my problem completely (you know, headaches, sinusitis, knitting in company).
When I finally took some time to sit down and concentrate, it knit up like a dream.
I made the biggest size (V.3) and even though I think it's supposed to be a bit larger, I love how it sits around my shoulders and I'm looking forward to wearing it, though that will probably mostly be when I'm in The Netherlands since this is acrylic yarn and it will be too hot most of the time.
Now I want to make one in cotton, so I can use it here.