I found this diamond motif in a stitch reference book and immediately fell in love with it. I played around with the design for a while before I mastered it, increasing motifs within motifs to achieve this unique look. The shawl is crocheted from the top down, and the body of the shawl is increased by strategically inserting a new motif at the halfway point of the previous motif in every row. This lovely lacy shawl was actually the first piece I created for this book, and it set the tone for everything else. This pattern can be found in Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine.