I'm making progress on my Bermuda Shawl, although I had to slow down prior to the DKC Knitters Frolic (where I happened to have seen several of them in various colourways).
I still maintain that it's a simple knit, it just requires a little attention. In addition to my trusty row counter, I also have a pencil at the ready and do lots of checking off rows in the margins. The pattern is very straight-forward, but sometimes it says too repeat a couple of rows a bunch more times, and in order to keep track I write those out in the margins and check them off. The pattern would definitely be a really good introduction to knitting short rows.
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