Monday, May 28, 2007

I want it to look nice, or something


This pattern stitch was a PITA to figure out. As a matter of fact, it was such a pain (inserting needle from the top down into the head of the stitch ... yahblatz, yahblatz) that I chucked the stitch. I swatched it with Zodiac and a carrier, fooled with the pattern for about an hour, and scared DH and the dog, because it wasn't pretty. I grabbed a BW, switched yarns and looked for something that was a multiple of 6+1. All in all, someone thought I was going to work six rows of true lace for something that looked like a buttonhole. I wish I'd thought to use the one-row button hole, because all that patterning did not pay off in this project. Now I'm working in Berroco Air, and doing a nice, easy Crest of the Wave variation!

8 comments:

Joan said...

Aw, we always knew you were a smart cookie, unconstrained by a simple thing like a pattern.

benne said...

Bets, that Air looks gorgeous in the Feather and Fan. I don't blame you for tossing the other pattern, it wouldn't have taken me an hour to get frustrated and fuming with that. ;-}

junior_goddess said...

If I have to pattern something exactly for six rows ad nauseum, I want it to look like more than swiss cheese. I swear, that isn't all that pretty for all that work! Crest of the Wave (I just moved the garter row to the last row of the repeat) only has 4 pay-attention rows of 12, and it looks much prettier.

Suzann said...

Let her rip, Bets. The original looks like Broomstick crochet, not knitting.
Your version is going to look great.

Lisa W. said...

psst...i'm doing the cover pattern from Lace Style in that exact colorway! and it's basically a variation of your stitch! whoohoo if bets likes it i must be onto something good!

smariek said...

I've done that weird stitch in row 4, quite some needle acrobatics to do an increase!

kellygirl said...

Ditto Suzann's comment. Your stitch pattern looks waaaay better. The original vest pattern...err...not so attractive. That air sure looks pretty!

Sandra D said...

Very nice, Bets! I like how the Karma colors are coming out with that stitch pattern, looks like you got your knitting mojo back!