Designer: Irish Girlie Knits
Yarn: Soft mohair ( okay, it's fauxhair )
Needles: 4.0mm circular needles
Let me tell you what's good about this pattern. If you are interested in starting lace knitting or have been wanting to try a triangle shawl, this is the pattern for you! The pattern is well written with a lot of information including breakdowns of the body of the shawl, the edging pattern and helpful notes about increases. There is a chart available or written instructions for both types of knitters. The designer has included lots of pictures so you can see every part of the pattern on display.
Something you should know about this pattern is the chevron edging uses a reverse stockinette which is a complimentary technique that "raises" the rows of stitches. This is written very clear in the pattern however may not be as noticeable in your printed PDF of the pattern. I suggest you check out the Ravelry page. Not only for the detail but to peruse other colour variations. This pattern uses M1L, M1R increases, K2tog and CDD decreases and also asks you to bind off using P2tog and slip stitch. Some of these stitches might be new to a beginner knitter but the pattern describes them in some detail.
Extra bits you should know before casting on: As per usual, I knit my Dancette Shawl up in a different colour sequence than the pattern suggests. In the original, the designer uses two colours where as I have used three. This was easy enough to slot in as I simply alternated the main colour and contrast colour as needed. Also, as this is a lace/patterned knit I would highly recommend that you block the garment before your first wear. I know you don't want to hear it but it's what will separate your knitting from the rest!