Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A word of advice

I noticed that there are new lace knitters starting the Hidcote. That is wonderful! I have been knitting for mteen years and lace for another mteen. My best advice is: verify stitch count on every single pattern repeat and most important, put in a life line about every 20 rows. Then if you drop a stitch or make a mistake the yo's and double yo's won't go running away. You might have to frog but it will be 20 rows only and not the whole thing. Here is an example on how to do it go to the July 30, 2006 entry. If you do not have the needles with the little hole in them, no worries, it can still be done as in here. Go to the lifeline video.


Blogger Melanie said...

Hey thanks for the advice.
I knew how to do a regular lifeline, but I never thought about using the "hole" in the interchangable needles.
I think I need to get my lifeline in soon....I have been going without so far!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Thanks for the advice...I have been knitting for at least 40 years but not too much lace, never a shawl of this magnitude...perhaps it is my age but I am suddenly craving lace knitting

8:02 PM  
Blogger Anne in Wy said...

I don't have the interchangeable needles with the hole, so is it better to install the lifeline after knitting a right side row, or wrong side row, or does it not matter?
I definitely think this is good advice!

10:47 PM  

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