Chalk this one up as a new experience: a model that I really did not enjoy knitting.
It certainly was NOT the yarn’s fault. I found the Lachesis, a 100% prime alpaca laceweight to be both fine and strong, and without too much of a halo. The colorway, Inkheart, was lovely.
The pattern, OTOH …
… I readily admit that often my brain resembles Swiss cheese. My best guess as a mere mortal knitter of the low-maintenance variety, is that in an effort to make enough tweaks to self-publish and avoid copyright infringement on a wickedly similar garment she had
already published elsewhere, the designer got messy. Put in context: The pattern contains a special note about sizing and a measurement to take. Here’s the rub: 1) That measurement does not correspond to the finished size of the garment; 2) following the schematic, I would be a Child’s Large.
Ahem. Wishful thinking, but even with brain hiccups, that’s a non-starter.
I’m all for clever construction, but when it’s so very clever that the only way to adjust when things go awry is to frog 30% of the garment ~ game over. Count me out.
So let’s just say that my homework is done ~ assignment complete ~ buh-bye.
Oh, the reward that I have on the needles now! Just you wait.