I have one I made a few years ago that I like to wear when running errands or walking in the park. I slip my phone and keys into the pockets. Anything more and it pulls the shawl down too much.Beverooni said:They are all the rage as far as pattern writing but the construction is easy and the stitch patterns are endless. As for being able "to fill your pockets with everything a girl needs", I can't imagine putting anything other than your hands in those pockets, can you? They are fun to look at tho and I may make a few for winter gifts. Years ago they were called reader wraps I think.