My Vague, Not Precise Tee, with its shirt-tail hem, has had more than a few re-starts.
Does Vogue not have any editors? I sometimes counsel beginner knitters that 'free' patterns are often worth what one pays for them. But I paid full retail for this latest issue of Vogue. Little wonder I prefer to knit from my head, not a pattern.
My re-design of the cute-but-frustrating, shirt-tail tee has two rows of stockinet stitch in the middle of the lace portions. Without it, the lace was so-o-o-o much more stretchy than the stockinet as to make the overall shape just too wonky. The pattern calls for 22 rows of lace, so I knit 10, then two rows of stockinet, then another 10 of the lace.
I'll soon arrive at neckline and shoulder shaping. Can't wait to see what the pattern suggests I do there.
The pattern instructions in magazines are generally so cryptic to save them space that I find it generally "costs" me, the knitter a lot more effort. In my experience both sewing and knitting Vogue is particularly bad for this.
BTW when I first saw your photo at the top of the post I thought you were making a lace baby soaker! Ha!
This is so frustrating! I agree about free patterns, but you paid for this! You should email them or the designer with your concerns - they should provide support.
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