I went to a free class at Yarndogs in Los Gatos on knitting the Lady Eleanor stole. After over 2 hours, no one got past the middle of the tier 1 rectangles (above base triangles). Being a flake plus still consider myself a beginning knitter after 1+ years, I could not even get past the base triangles!
Been taking a stab at lady e for last 6 months... and doing lots of ripping out (some might call me stubborn, I prefer persistent). Switched to straight from circular. Finally got the base triangles on my needles a couple of months ago. Then I could not get tier 1 to work. Switched from one color to two so I could see more clearly what I was doing between base triangles and tier 1.
Still struggling with tier 1. I have a side triangle and some rectangles but don't look right at the "seam." It's the picking up stitches that is driving me batty. :wall: I am suppose to pick up and purl 8 stitches from each base triangle...picking up 6 is ok but getting two more for 8...aieee!
I watch the video here but still NOT sure. Since this is lady e "how to" thread...can someone tell me how to correctly squeeze 8 pick up stitches out of the side of a lady e base triangle???