Oh I am sorry, I did not run into a problem. The beginning almost makes a tab like beginning as if you are making a triangle shawl. I know that you have enough experience at knitting that this should be something that you can deal with. Really, it is an easy knit. - I don't knit socks, have only done one shawl pattern from charts, have not done any color work, so I know you can knit this making the adjustments that might come up. Have fun!!!!
Thanks. I am sure I am having a blonde moment. I have done literally dozens of shawls from charts or written.... I am stumped... back to the yarn to give it another go.... LOL