I’m a little confused with the enlish mesh lace pattern and also the horseshoe lace pattern. It says it is multiples of 6 plus 1 st for edging. Does that edging stitch include the multiples of 6 or do you need to add the edging on top. Like in this pattern you cast on 24 and then knit a row and then do the english mesh lace pattern, so do I need to add 2 more stitches for the edging or is it included in the 24?
I’m also a little confused on the increase. There are two sections about it and I really just need it in lamen terms. I’m still kinda new at this but easy patterns are getting easy so I wanted to try something harder and I think I might have picked something too hard but it is just so beautiful I really want to make it work. Thanks for the help
A beautiful choice in this pattern!
No, the pattern does not include the edge stitch, you’ll have to add 1 each time you begin and end a knit row from what I’ve read.
Note this located in the instructions for beginning the shawl[B](in bold)[/B]
Neck to Bottom
Start with 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle, at each new ball of yarn, change needle to one size larger - 5.0mm (US 8) for second ball of yarn, then 5.5mm (US 9) for third ball, 6.0mm (US 10) for fourth ball, 6.5mm (US 10 1/2) for fifth ball, 7.0mm (US 10/12 – 11) for sixth ball, 8.0mm (US 11) for 7th ball. 8th ball is used for bind off - use 8.0mm (US 11) needles for this.
CO 24 sts, knit across. Divide into halves: K12, place center-back increase marker, K12. Work back and forth in English Mesh Lace until end of first ball of yarn. [B]Work all odd-numbered rows as inc rows: Knit into front and back of stitches at beginning and end of row, and before & after center-back increase marker.** [/B]
It increases 4 sts each row, one as you begin the knit row, one before the center stitch, one after the center stitch, then a fourth at the end of the knit row.
Hope this helps and really would love to see your project!!!