For those who have not yet begun; don't fret too much, I know you can do it!
As I have mentioned before, this is my first lace project. So I have made a bunch of mistakes and have had to start over a few times. But I haven't given up. Each time I start over I do better and get further. Eventually I will learn enough to finish this project. You can do this too.
For the beginners among us, Eunny has posted a wonderful series called majoring in lace.
The series includes:
- introduction - Shawl construction
- part ii - Yarn Choices; Needle Choices; Gauge: Chart Reading 101
- part iii - The Structure of Lace; Role of the YO; Role of the Decrease; Movements in Lace Knitting
- part iv - Provisional and Invisible Cast Ons; Hard Cast Ons; Circular Beginnings
- I put my chart in a plastic sheet protector and then clip it to a clip board
- I put a piece of painter's tape to cover the line above the one I am working on. This helps me keep my place, and I don't get distracted by what lies ahead.
- During my purl rows, I often look at the previous row to make sure I have picked up correctly (especially with those double yarn overs).
- I work in a quiet space without a lot of distractions. Otherwise I make a lot of mistakes.
- I use tiny closed jump rings as markers.
- And I count and count and count each row to make certain I have the right amount of stitches between each marker.
- If I want to stop knitting, I stop at the end of a row.
- I keep trying. Especially after making mistakes.
Here is a link to another newbie's lace knitting tips.
You can always google your question.
Note: There are no "purl two together through back loop on wrong side" in this pattern.