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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Loch Ness Lace



I've been working along on the cropped lace cardi. It still refuses to photograph as anything other than Loch Ness green. The fact that the Horseshoe Lace pattern reminds me of Nessie's humps means its only a matter of time before I start thinking of this cardi as the Loch Ness Monster. I am really loving the way this pattern is looking and I'm getting close to where the body and sleeves will separate (I think - I haven't tried it on yet). What I don't love? The fact that I can't remember to increase. Every wrong side row, you increase 1 stitch on each side of the black markers (they separate the front from the sleeve, from the back, from the sleeve, from the other front) to get the raglan shaping. The red markers are for the lace pattern and I only have to think about them on the right side. Can I remember to increase when I see a black marker on the wrong side? No. Its the only thing I have to do on the wrong side. I don't have to remember a lace pattern, figure out repeats, or anything else. I just purl and increase at the black markers. Do you have any idea how many times I've had to tink back to a marker because I forgot one or both increases? It makes me woozy just thinking about it. If I could remember to increase, I would probably be on a sleeve by now.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kate said...

Melanie, do you have any of those little coilless pins? If you do, you could pin one into the stitch where you need to increase...each increase stitch! That "should" remind you! I don't think I could knit without those pins! I use them to mark all my increases/decreases...eliminates counting, too! Kate/Massachusetts

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