Last week I mentioned that I was not happy with how the shawl was turning out. Mostly this was because the edge didn't seem right, but the lace pattern didn't seem right either. I assumed it would be resolved with blocking. I don't actually know since this is my first time with lace and I've never blocked anything before. So that will be a new adventure.
Anyway while I was contemplating the shawl this week, I picked up the pattern and saw these instructions:
The lace charts should be worked as follows:
RS: k2, yo [work chart to last m], yo, k2.
WS: k2, yo [work chart to last m], yo, k2.
Prior to starting the lace section, the instructions say to remove the center markers. Unfortunately I read it as remove all of the markers and then missed the instructions above. Which means I did nearly two repeats of lace chart A end-to-end. No yarn over and no knit two. Argh!
The silver lining? A few knit-along-ers had metioned adding a life line before they started the lace charts. Fortunately, I listened and added my own life line of dental floss. As a result, it was very easy to rip out and put the shawl back on the needles.
So now I am ready to start lace chart A one more time. Isn't learning fun. ;-)
Enjoy more (hopefully successful) fibery posts over at the Wisdom Begins in Wonder Blog today.