Compulsive Knitter

February 13, 2006

Progress report, day 4

Filed under: knitting — Marie @ 1:30 pm

Here is how far I got this weekend:

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I think I’m going at a pretty good rate, but I might have to estimate how long each piece will take in order to determine whether I can finish in time. I haven’t timed myself in order to determine how fast I can knit this thing. My guess is that the slowest row for me is the bottom of the clover lace: I’m pretty paranoid about the pattern matching up with whats below. I need to figure out a better way to mark this, but with decreases and increases the placement of the clovers can vary. Maybe I’ll just stick to eyeballing it!

I did have one setback when I accidentally added an extra yarn over, thereby creating an extra “leaf” on one clover. I ended up tinking back a few rows to fix it, a process that was much slower than real knitting. I’m glad I did it, however, because it would have really bothered me had I left it alone. I haven’t used any lifelines with the sweater so far because I lack a tapestry needle small enough for the tiny needles/yarn/gauge I am working with here. I probably need one of these: I’ve seen them at my local Joann’s and could pick up one easily. Until then I’ll just be careful. This lace pattern is not difficult as the Viennese shurg’s, so I might just live dangerously and work without lifelines. I actually really like working with an easier lace pattern: no chart to constantly squint at!

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2 Comments

  1. It’s looking great! And living dangerously with no lifelines is surely in the Olympic spirit!

    Comment by Kirsti — February 13, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

  2. actually, when you are doing the increases and decreases, the clover placement should stay the same, just “count” the decreases as two stitches in pattern. you may also have a couple of “half” clovers along the edges too. so marking it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Comment by melissa — February 14, 2006 @ 2:02 pm


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