Pattern number three was released a day early, and I could not wait to get started on it! I learned two things in completing this pattern.
- A new to me stitch: Knit three together centered (double vertical decrease) I found a great tutorial here.
- How to read the chart correctly. In the chart instructions it states:
Repeat chart rows 1 once, rows 2- 13 three time, rows 14 – 20 once.
Being new to working with charts, I was confused what this instruction meant to do. What I learned is read it exactly as it is stated. Knit the first row once. Then knit rows 2-13 three times total, then knit rows 14-20 once. It seems so easy once I stopped trying to read into it what I thought it meant! I think the word “Repeat” is what threw me the most. I thought I needed to knit row 1 once, then repeat it, etc…thankfully the designer and others on the BadCatsDesigns yahoo group generously explained the correct way to read the chart. I so very much appreciate the folks on the yahoo group that are patient with a newbie lace knitter!
Today was Father’s Day, and I made hubby his favorite food. SOUP. And believe it or not, I made it all from scratch! It turned out great and was if I say so myself mighty tasty!