I did another test pattern using Cascades Alpaca Lace with a 5mm hook. This was Ravelry user Simpleknits pattern. She also had two other cowls that followed the same style but I chose to do the smaller of the three cowls.
The pattern had diamond shapes running throughout. So cool! My only beef was that using the bamboo needle was catching on the lace so I had to resort to my trusty plastic needles. Ah well, maybe next time bamboo!