This is my first lace-type project and this pattern is a great choice for my first lacy-shawl experience. Kudos to Helen Stewart!
Blocking makes the magic happen when a finished piece is soaked in water, rolled into a towel to absorb as much water as possible, then stretched and pinned into place.
I knew things wouldn’t be perfect as I was a few stitches off towards the end even though the pattern has the stitch count listed after each row. I was good up until the last few lace rows. I used life lines throughout and I still made some mistakes that I wasn’t aware of until now.
I used less than one 100 g ball of Zauberball sock yarn in the colorway Bunte Gasse (color number 2310). The color description wasn’t real telling and from what I could see in the sample I thought it would be blues, green, and yellows. The red was a big surprise. Now I love red but I’m not a huge rainbow-colored accessories kind of person so I don’t LOVE this colorway for me.
All in all I am pretty happy with the result and will gladly say “I made this myself” should anyone ask. Or I’ll rip out the entire thing and make another pair of socks.
What would you do? Fix or frog (rip-it, rip-it)?