5th times the charm?

Argh… so I decided to start the Lotus Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotus-hat) from ravelry. It seemed like an easy way to start something ‘lacy’.

The pattern is super super simple, but everytime I get to the 5th/6th row I forget the yarn over before the SSK! I’m not sure why my brain just can’t remember to do it lol.

I’m starting, again, and this time I’m so determined to get to the end that I’ll use a lifeline.

sigh wish me luck, and hopefully there will be one more FO to add to my list!

When you come to the next row and find you’ve forgot to do the YO, just pick up the yarn in the place where it’s supposed to be and knit it. It’s like the M1 except you don’t knit it tbl so it stays open.

I suggest you use a lifeline, too. That way you won’t have as far to rip back if something goes wrong. Move it up as you have perfect rows. :thumbsup:

Ohhh thanks!!! Sue - I knew there had to be a way to compensate for it!!

Yep, I do that all the time. Or find that I forgot to pass the sl st over the other one.

So… I finally made it through one set of the pattern!!! Only two more to go before decreases :o)

I honestly think having the lifeline there made me pay even more attention, I haven’t had to frog at all since I started using it (knock on wood!) Either that or because I’m doing this pattern for the 5th time now I don’t have to think as much about it to make sure I get things done.

BTW - is there an easier way to do a lifeline that what I’ve been doing? A friend told me to use fishing line and a tapestry needle and just go through each stitch of the row I just ended on. It’s not that it’s terribly difficult, but it seems like it takes way longer for me than knitting a row.

Evan, unless your hat is for a child, I recommend doing an extra repeat of chart A on the lotus hat before you start chart B. I just made that hat, and ended up having to rip back ALL of chart B to add another repeat of chart A; and I’m making the hat for someone with no hair! (Chemo cap for a friend) It is a gorgeous hat, though! :slight_smile:

Lifeline- if you use KP options needles (or any other needle with a little hole) you can thread some thin yarn or fishing line through the hole, and then it will thread through the stitches as you knit a row.

Thanks Carey!!

Anytime! :slight_smile: I hope you’ll post a picture when it’s done! I forgot to take a picture of mine. :frowning:

Of couse I’ll take pictures!! I’m kind of obsessed with taking pictures along the way :o)

Just wanted to say thanks again Sue - I used your tip today and it made me so happy!!

It’s just one of those tricks you see if it works and it does…

Just finished it and all I can say is … YAY!!!

It looks really nice (I’ll post a picture in a minute). I’m going to send it as a surprise gift to a friend who keeps offering to buy my first cardigan for her baby. :oD