Guest Post: Diary of a beginner lace knitter Part 3

Diary of a beginner lace knitter - part 3

Kati is one of my friends, who is more crocheter than knitter. She wanted to knit a shawl - with holes, but not lace. She didn't found a pattern she liked - so I designed one for her. If you didn't earlier, read the first part here, and the second here

Keeping track of rows

Now that I became confident knitting all the different stitches in the pattern, the only task left was to keep repeating until I reach the size I needed. I know that experienced knitters can just take a look at their knitting and see/count the rows but I tend to obsess about it and wanted to keep track where I am in the 16-row repeat of the pattern.

First I crossed out the row numbers on my chart but then I quickly made myself an easy counter, using just a paperclip:

Diary of a beginner lace knitter - Part 3

This made it unnecessary to count, I just moved the paperclip down when I completed a row.

You can find more ideas to keep track your knitting in this post.

Before long my shawl was complete and I am very happy with it. It might not be perfect and I am sure my knitting will become more even with experience, but I don’t mind. Here is my finished, kind-of-lacy shawl:

Diary of a beginner lace knitter - Part 3
Diary of a beginner lace knitter - Part 3

Bye,

Kati