Monday, October 17, 2011

There's Something About Lace...

That always messes me up!

Exhibit A: My current sock project.

The socks I am currently working on are Rick by Cookie A.

I love the pattern, don't you?
I'm doing them 2 at a time, and like that doesn't make them hard enough, they are also different on each foot! Yikes! They were coming along great (see individual sock pics below) but somewhere I must have lost a yarn over or something, because it suddenly got moved over one stitch. I noticed that I always have this issue with lace patterns. I follow them EXACTLY and yet seem to lose something somewhere. It's usually a yarn over, but I don't get how I lose it, when I diligently count and re-count and pay very close attention.

Right Sock

Left Sock
Here's where the mistake happens. As you can see, the other side of the left sock is off just a bit, and I can't figure out why when I was counting!

Also, even once I get back on track by making a stitch or picking up one, I seem to get lost again on the next round. As soon as I fix my problem, it happens again. It did this on my tank top this summer too. Hmmmm.

Anyone else ever have issues with lace like this? I know I can't be alone. This reason right here is why I will NEVER actually try knitting as lace shawl. PERIOD.



  1. You certainly are not alone. Not at all. But, you will figure it out (and then tell me the secret, please).

    Also, that yarn looks very yummy : )

  2. haha, it's going to take A LOT of work to get good at lace, maybe I should add that to my bucket list....

  3. Oh yes, yes you should : )

    I need to update my bucket list and take it more seriously. Perhaps it shall be a New Years blog post.

  4. If you do it, I'll do it! Like a knitting new years resolution!


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