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I don't know if it is me, or just the way that patterns are presented . I do think that charts are best to knit from, rather than the written instructions. Sometimes, I color code the stitches, and then I am all set up to go.
I won't be knitting the bearclaw shaw right away, as I am knitting a scarf with cat paws border and bird houses.
I love lace. KnitPicks has great yarn for lace. I really love the wool/silk in bare. Sometimes I dye my project, but one can't beat white. Also, it works well if using beads for color.
Thanks again Sue.