Some time ago I started a shawl but didn't like the lacy holes made from "yarn over" (yo) increases. I took it apart. As a test, I'm trying another increase called "knit front back" (kfb or k1f&b or "bar increase") -- I like it a lot because it doesn't make the holes. Visit here to see videos of how to knit this stitch. This site is helpful to rookie knitters like me.
Have you played a joke on anyone today? ;-)