It's hard to describe the magic of one of these cardis-- simple shape, open lacy fabric in this laceweight superfine kid mohair blend. The gauge is unfrightening, but the impact... you really have to see and feel it in person. It is not the easiest thing in the world to knit this yarn on this size of needle (the pointier the needle tip, the easier you'll find it), but again, the results are extraordinary. You'll notice that such things don't appear in ready-to-wear; machines can't knit them like we can. Schrade further refines things by adding back neck and shoulder shaping. There's no closure treatment at all; make it up if you need it.