Over the weekend I finished my version of the Marsh Tee by Amy Palmer. When I saw the pattern, it was love at first sight. I knew it was going to be a challenge, a real stretch of my current skill level, but when you’re in love ….
… all reason leaves you 😂
So boldly off I went in the direction of my dream.
It was a bit of a tense affair. Like I said, I’m still new to lace knitting, this is but my 3rd attempt at it (here’s the 1st, and the second). I started over 3 times I believe, getting further up the top each time. I wish there was a way you can rip off just a few wrong stitches (or offending rows) and go back seamlessly to a preferred point in the pattern [as with crochet]. Whenever I make a mistake in lace knitting I just frog all the way to stitch zero because the lace pattern is too confusing for me to decipher in a way that I can go back in without botching up the pattern.
If you are interested in making this beauty I would suggest that you stitch the back panel first, then the front. I did the front panel first, according to instructions. But when both front & back panels were finished there was such a discrepancy in length that I had to add some more rows to the back panel. But since all the detail is in the back, this was not a very bright idea. I should’ve ripped off a few rows off the front panel instead (now why do I think of this just now 😆).
I also made a couple other mistakes – yarn in a dark color next time and of the type that gives better stitch definition so the pattern can be more pronounced.
I’m definitely wiser now 😁 and expect to do better next time. I learned how to make a V-neck this round too so, that’s a bonus. Having said this, methinks my next immediate projects will be crochet for the time being. I need to de-stress 😂😂