I’ve been fooling around with a very, very simple lace pattern and I’m not particularly happy with the results. The whole thing seems to be too loose, open to look really nice.
Using size 9 needles and Knitpicks alpaca cloud, lace weight yarn.
The pattern goes:
CO 22 stitches
R 1-5, k all stitches.
R 6 K1, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for length of scarf.
The rows of knit look really loose and uneven and the yo’s don’t seem to be making a clean eyelet.
I’ve gone to a couple of sites and appear to be doing the yo right, but I’m just not happy.
Is this a matter of practice or tension? The whole thing look sloppy. I’ve thought maybe I should just finish a swatch and then block it to see how it looks. Would that make a really big difference?
I also didn’t quite get gauge with the 9 needles but thought if I went a size up it would really look sloppy.
Some advice from lace knitters, please. (I’m not thrilled with the edges either.) Should I look for a lace knitting class. I didn’t think it would be this tough.
I have learned all about lifelines, tho’ so it hasn’t been a complete loss!!