Sunny...the technigue is NOT hard, but at first it was confusing trying to figure out where to start after I'd put it down for a while. I had to put myself a sticky note on the shawl so I would know what to do. There's a lot of turning back and forth, but it's just knit and purl and picking up. Nothing really fancy to learn at all. Try it....you'll be amazed how fast it goes.