You know how lace scarves are suddenly everywhere? It’s like you can’t be a knitter unless you’re draping some lacey shawl around your neck. Well I’d never knit lace (and I wasn’t committed enough to fork out for a fancy pattern) so when I decided to knit a lacey number of my own I took it slow. The USOA shawl is free and simple. The body is garter stitch and the border was a basic repeat. Over the first two months of my job this has been a relaxing project and convenient project for my commute. None of my mistakes are obvious. I made the shawl my own by attending a 2-stitch stripe of intarsia in darker blue. I’m delighted with it!