I love this shawl now but I sure cursed it while knitting it!!! The Haiku shaw is NOT a good first brioche project. Brioche is really not that hard but it really took a long time for me to “get it”. Now I can recognize knits and purls. Increases and decreases were killer for me to tink. I would have to have the teacher tink when I found a mistake. I will knit brioche again as I do love the way it looks but it took me 7 months to get this shawl finished!! Brioche does require concentration … at least this pattern does on the border!!