Advice from a lace knitter:
Be picky about your needle! If Addis or Options are too slippery, if you tend to drop stitches from them…convert your work to wood or bamboo.
Keep track! Utilize post-its and highlighters to mark your work. After a while, you will memorize the pattern, but don’t get too cocky! Check your pattern often! Like hiking the 12" trails on the edges of the Grand Canyon, you gotta know where you are placing your feet at all times! No daydreaming!
Count stitches! Do a “head count”. After every working row, I count my stitches in each *section. My errors are usually in missing a yarn over, or, for inserting an unnecessary yarn over.
*Utilize stitch markers to define sections of stitches determined by you or by the pattern. Stitch markers make the “head count” easier. Be a good ‘hike leader’…make sure everyone is accounted for! :happydance:
Don’t try for SPEED with lace knitting. ACCURACY is the mantra.
Lace knitting requires a different mindset.
Maybe I sound a bit like Monk, :doh: but, I don’t want to TINK more than one row, and don’t usually have to.
I do not leave mistakes uncorrected, regardless of the ‘invisibility’ of the error.