After posting yesterday, I moved a bit more to 9 repeats of Chart 2. Having read many other knitters blogging on this shawl, I know that having stitch markers helps with getting the pattern accurate. But if you take a look at my work, I only use one marker for the center stitch. My problem is that I don't really know where to put the markers so that they won't interfere with the k2tog and skp stitches. There had been some bummers at 4 repeats and 5 repeats rows and I had to take back a couple of rows from time to time. However, things started to get smooth after 6 repeats. Now, I don't have to refer to the pattern anymore ... and I think I would be able to finish this really soon ... YAY!
And I'll leave you with a close-up shot of the leaf pattern: