|Lace Insert Tank|
Although the lace inset may look somewhat daunting, I can assure you that it is simple enough if you break it down into "digestible" pieces. I try to stack the odds in my favor before making any sweater. I always enlarge any graph I am working on, and make a few portable copies that I can mark on with a pencil or highlighter. Highlighter tape is especially wonderful for keeping track of rows. Post-its work well too. I also use stitch markers-I prefer the rubbery bendable type- to separate pattern repeats while I knit. I also find that knitting the pattern while I am making my gauge swatch helps me understand a graph better. It always takes a little bit of practice for me before the pattern feels logical. But, the finished lace project always makes all of that practice worthwhile.
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I love to see pictures of both works in progress and finished objects. Summer will be here before we know it, and a simple tank is a great and versatile piece.