Work It

I got to the lace portion of Hedera and ran into a wee problem. My first time knitting a repeat was a mess. It just looked messy. I knew I had to put on my big girl pants and work it out. After ripping back and starting again I messed it up again. To be honest I was ready to throw in the towel and cast on something else, something easy. But after poking around on YouTube and rearranging the stitches on the needle and looking at a few finished projects online I was able to make it through an entire 4 row repeat without making a mistake. That was the small confidence boost I needed to carry on though 2 more repeats. Let’s see if I can make it through 2 entire socks.

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17 Responses to Work It

  1. It’s a gorgeous pattern! I’ve done that many times. Rip and start again only to do it again. The determination is worth it. πŸ™‚ Where are you taking this knitting program? Is it online? I’ve thought about that for a long time. Truly mastering knitting outside of my comfort zone.

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  2. Lace can be so tricky! The yarn overs are to blame.

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  3. Evelyn says:

    I have the darndest time with lace. Some people just love it. I love cables!! 😊


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  4. Alissa Head says:

    Good for you for persevering! It’s a lovely pattern.

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  5. chrisknits says:

    Sometimes our master’s program has setbacks, but I am sure your research project will be successful!

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  6. Laura Kate says:

    Have you considered using stitch markers between lace pattern repeats? This tactic helped me a lot when I first starting knitting lace. I still use it on a regular basis.

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  7. LDSVenus says:

    It sure is pretty, will be a stunner when you are done πŸ˜‰

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I have that problem all the time. I knit weird so the stitches sometimes go the wrong direction, especially in lace.

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  9. Stefanie says:

    The pattern looks great in this teal. I don’t know how I got through Hedera. Those socks and Helen Stewart’s Tea shawl are the two lace patterns that I’ve ever knitted so much lace! It’s hard for me to go that way again.

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  10. It looks great. Your perseverance is motivating, I would have given up.

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  11. Good for you sticking to it – it looks wonderful!

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  12. That’s beautiful! Well worth the struggle – but the point of this is to challenge yourself, right? I love lace, and may make these socks myself one day – I downloaded the pattern, anyway. Cables, lace – it’s all great fun!

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  13. Olivia says:

    Oh my, the yarn and pattern are beautiful! Glad you persisted.

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  14. Yaaaay you can do it!

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