This pattern was designed watching Once Upon a Time on television. The lace pattern for the flow of life, with slip stitch blocks for bumps along the way and stockinette as the center force to keep it all together.
I just love how this pattern flowed. One skein of fingering weight yarn is enough for the Medium, a second skein would be needed for the large.
When choosing a substitute yarn, look for a yarn that is soft and has a little bounce. It will give the pattern an irresistible flow that will be the talk of everyone around you.
You may find it helpful to use additional stitch markers in during the Border sections.