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Nov. 22nd, 2009

I'm at the point of binding off my practice scarf. This was to give me practice at lace knitting. The parts where I knitted normally are fine: the parts where I tried to practice Continental-style knitting are a bit ragged.

Maybe it will come out okay after blocking; maybe it won't. It was for practice, after all. If it does come out okay, I have to think of something to do with it. It was made from a stray ball of cotton yarn that I don't remember buying. The color is pretty but not one I would wear.

I do think that when I'm done with this project I will probably not pursue lace knitting very intently. I wound up making an error on about every other row and having to frog a whole row about once a rep. My mind wanders when I knit, and lace knitting requires close attention and/or the ability to memorize an arbitrary-seeming series of stitches. (The lace pattern is simple but not discernible just from the chart.)


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Nov. 23rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I like feather and fan, or gull lace. I can just barely hold a four row repeat in my brain.
Nov. 23rd, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
I didn't even try to memorize the 10-row rep of my practice scarf. But I kept omitting a YO, or doing an extra one, or forgetting to pull over the slipped stitch on a sl-k2tog-psso. I had to count stitches every row. One thing I like about cable patterns, in contrast, is that usually you can tell what's next from what's going on in the row below.
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