I found this gorgeous shawl in my knitting basket at the Coastal Condo when Dick and I were there in October. I'd forgotten all about it. Let me introduce you to Prism's Eccentric Chevron in Lt Autumn.
LEARNING #1: It is very important to learn to read your knitting. You know what a knit stitch and a purl stitch look like but you really need to go a little deeper. How does K2T look different than SSK? What does it mean if you have one stitch too few or too many and can you figure out why? Sometimes I'll take a piece of knitting and read what I see out loud to see if it matches the pattern. I know. To quote my friend Thea, "I'm just a little wonky."
LEARNING #2: When you are knitting the length of the scarf rather than the width, you can stop whenever you want. Nobody will know it's not the right width.
LEARNING #3: Once you put your treasure on nobody will know that wasn't what it was supposed to look like.