I just finished my first profject out of Twinkle's Big City Knits by Wenlan Chia. I started with something easier -- the Diamond Scarf. I used Classic Elite's Alaska yarn, an alpaca/wool blend that was the right weight for her projects. (Got that, C?)
I followed the pattern just right, but i'm disappointed with how the edges curl in when it is hanging -- the weight of the knitted edges overcomes the lace pattern in the middle and it curls. I'm not sure what to do about that. But hey, it looks all right on the table.