Actually, that is not true, I actually did try hairpin lace last year and made several panels for a shawl. It was in pink, a colour I hated, but had some in my stash, and I was making it for a patient who ended up being discharged to a nursing home before I finished, so it is sitting around in a bag somewhere. So this is really my first FINISHED hairpin lace item. I made it from a pattern I found at Stitch Diva awhile back, but made it longer, because I am not so much a fan of small scarves/neckwarmers.
I like the lacy ends and how open the stitch is so it could be done up keyhole style. I will definitely be on the lookout for more hairpin lace patterns now