I wanted to test-knit this shawl because I love bulky lace. Also, the shawl is designed to look like the eagle from Lord of the Rings, and I am a big fan of those movies. This shawl kept us company while we were watching the Olympics last winter. It is the perfect thing to wrap up in when I'm at home relaxing.
One thing to note: the designer wrote this intending for the charts to be read from right to left on both right and wrong sides. If you will be reading the charts from left to right on the wrong sides, then all you need to do is go to the key and switch the P2TogTbl and the P2Tog. That will ensure your finished result matches the chart.
If you are new to garter tabs, then my pictures should help.