… Okay, enough of the third person.
I’d gotten a few lace edge patterns under my belt, so I thought I’d try charting out a really old one and maybe make it better.
|Knitted Laces by Lillius Hilt (Needlecraft Vol. XI, No. 1) No. 3 for Grace McGregor if you would like to print out one of your own.|
|My first attempt. I included all the knit stitches as lines instead of just leaving them blank.|
|Something is not right. There are extra stitches at the end that don't match up.|
|You can see the pattern easier once you strip out the extra stuff.|
|No extra stitches in boxes.|
So instead of joining an ashram in search of said guru, I took my knitting with me to my parents' place for dinner. While telling my Mom about my current project, she suggested that three colors with three different lace patterns might just be a tad busy.
She asked, "How about doing the middle bit plain?"
I said, "Stockinette? That's easy, and I can increase until I get to the correct number of stitches for the lace edging I want to do? Brilliant!" (Thanks Mom!)
So that's what I'm doing. I still haven't decided if I'm going to be doing the pattern garter or stockinette edging, but for now I'm going to work on the bit in the middle and let my brain rest.