So this isn’t the “thong” I was knitting before. This is another experiment. I keep ripping and reknitting as if I’m going to suddenly have exactly what I expect. I went with the double YOs as the pattern says this time. Here are my thoughts overall.
- I’m not happy with any version of the lace. I like my lace neat and orderly. The evenness of the stitches is required. Blocking isn’t going to even the stitches.
- I’ve been mostly happy with the right side of the right side every time. The left is always funky. At a minimum the YOs are too small compared to the right. At most it’s just plain ugly.
- The most striking part of this pattern is the fading of the colors from one to the next. It is what will be noticed.
- It greatly annoys me when I can’t knit a pattern and have it look the way I want. While I’m not a perfectionist per se I expect to end up with what others get. Over 8000 of these have been made.
So what do I do? Do I keep going even though I’ll never be happy with any of the lace? Do I skip the lace and just knit the entire thing in garter stitch? That’s where I’m leaning. It will give me the fading I want and I won’t be totally unhappy with the finished project. Who’d have thought there could be so many thoughts on what is a fairly simple pattern.