This shawlette can be knit from one 100-gram skein of sock yarn and when blocked measures approximately 54" across the top (wingspan) and 25" down the center back.
This pattern is perfect for a beginner knitter who wants to knit lace. The pattern is written in great detail and spells out everything you need to know. The lace is charted in 4 relatively simple charts that are easy to follow.
It is knit from fingering rather than laceweight yarn, which is much easier for a lace newbie to execute. The stitches used are knit and purl, and a few simple lace techniques -- yarnover, knit 2 together, and ssk, and sl1 k2tog, psso (which are explained in the pattern).
I've had a couple of questions about making changes to the Argus pattern.
You can enlarge it by doing more repeats of Chart A -- as many as you like. With each extra repeat you do, you will be doing more repeats of the 8-stitch pattern repeat. Well, you'll see -- it's obvious from the pattern.