I have this issue and actually was looking at it yesterday. It has lots of summery patterns in it and I might knit the robe in it one day. There is also a good article on gauge. The Isis Shrug has an 8-row repeat, with purls on the even rows. The lace pattern has basic k2tog, yo, sl, psso type stuff. With a life line, it should be ok. There is a lot of shaping involved--at least a lot of directions in that area, but lots of directions could be a good thing.
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