Diamond Lace

Aren’t you glad I didn’t show you inch-by-inch progress on this piece for the Cropped Cardi?

CroppedCardiBackDONE.jpg

Notice how there’s virtually no shaping! This, so far, is turning to be a quick and easy project; worsted weight goes much faster than the socks I’ve been knitting.

Here’s a peek at the exciting part of this project… the lace panels on the front!

CroppedCardiFront1.jpg

I’m happy with how it looks, even with the bumpy-textured Bongo yarn. Only one small problem, the pattern doesn’t seem to mirror the lace on either side… it’s the same. I just looked at the original picture, and the motif appears mirrored to me, does it to you? I might’ve misread it; the written instructions didn’t give me mirrored results when I started the lace. I adjusted for the reverse patterning, but I was watching a movie at the time and I didn’t use decreases oriented correctly in several places. It looks good to non-knitters (I asked), but I’d rather start over, and fix it. What you see above is just one pattern repeat and also happens to be the side where I didn’t have to reverse the lace.

However, I can’t do anything with this project until I finish the SYAC swap socks. I have lost count of how many times I’ve started. I’m knitting them toe-up now (after several failed cuff-down attempts and burgeoning fears of running out of yarn). Yesterday I tried 3 different toes, and they were all horrible (too narrow or too wide). I have one more toe to try today; it better will work! Fingers mentally crossed!

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3 Responses to “Diamond Lace”

  1. Lisa Says:
    June 17th, 2006 at 9:10 am

    It’s hard to tell, but the pattern does look mirrored. I know how you feel, I usually rip if I can tell there’s a wierd thing going on with the pattern. Good luck on the toe for your socks.

  2. sp8 Says:
    June 17th, 2006 at 10:21 am

    It’s really hard to tell, but I think it’s mirrored too. Fingers and toes crossed for socky mojo today!

  3. Chris Says:
    June 18th, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    I totally can’t tell if it’s mirrored or not, but I would want it to be mirrored, too, so hope the adjusting goes well! And good luck on the socks.

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