I am trying to knit a shawl for my Mother. She would love a nice lacey one like Icarus but I admit that is just beyond my skill level I just can’t seem to manage lace. Textured knitting sure.. simple lace patterns sure.. but not that!
So I have tried a few patterns and I just bought one that I thought would work for me.. and started it last night. Well.. It’s just THE WORST PATTERN WRITTEN EVER! I sat there and worked through the first 5 rows no problem.. they are set up rows.. and then the lacey section started. WELL it was totally unclear what to do. It switched from the written out instructions to the pattern stitch instructions.. did not tell how many times to repeat the pattern stitch, and was just generally so vague I gave up! I even had Ashley look at it and she agreed. I can generally follow patterns, I am an intellegent person.. I can even follow vague patterns to a degree but this one took the cake! And the worst thing is I PAID for it! So I am going back to some of the free patterns I have dug through to try again! I think I will end up with the Strawberry pie shawl.. or the Flower petal shawl.. simple easy.. the strawberry pie shawl is still on the vague side but with enough good information that someone can work it out!
I really really just want to get this done for my Mommy!!!! You know! She worked hard, she put up with me.. she deserves something pretty! So hey any suggestions throw them my way. It is a DK weight yarn I am working with it’s a little bit textured.. so a fancy lace won’t work.. something simple but pretty!!! HALP!