After finishing the central panel I continued on with the remains of skein 1, joining skein 2. I worked the initial pick up and then my increase row, did some counting, did some math, and started working the Falling Leaves lace pattern. I am not quite half way through the second repeat of the chart and am about to join the third skein. I think I have figured out what I want to do to enable folks to make their own adjustments. It will most likely mean that I will have several charts to choose from, depending upon how many stitches are picked up and how that works out with the pattern repeat. I thought the rows would go pretty slow - after all, I am working across 235 stitches, but the lace pattern is simple and easy to memorize and it goes pretty fast.
Pattern: Falling Leaves Shrug by Carolyn Blakelock
Yarn: The Unique Sheep Verve in Verdandi
Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm)