December’s pattern is Beetlebum–a semi-circular shawl designed to use a single skein of lace-weight yarn (about 750 yards for the sample size, but easy to make bigger or smaller). With two easy-to-follow lace patterns, this shawl is a pleasure to knit–not too complicated and just interesting enough. The lace patterns form three distinct shapes that look to me like a beetle opening its wings.
I normally avoid lace-weight yarns, and not only because of my extreme laziness. I am pretty sure God invented knitting machines because fine-gauge hand knits can drive a person crazy.
You can buy the pattern for Beetlebum here.