Lace is easier than the finished product looks but it takes concentration. I did Branching Out- suggested above. Used a life line. Took me 4 tries to get going but once I did I was better. I couldn't talk or watch TV while working on it. Toward the end I was better and could actually listen to conversations around me and answer yes and no questions- but that was it. I did some socks with a very simple lace design and once I had the repeats memorized I could talk while doing that. I did not need a life line for that and I know I made a few mistakes but they don't show!
The ease of it I think depends on the pattern. Start with a simple one, no more than say 8 rows in a repeat and it's even better if every other row is purl.
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