I own this top that has lace for the upper part (neck to chest.) To my horror, even with the gentlest of rinsing, the lace tore at places. I didn’t want to replace it with more lace, and instead, thought I’ll make something of my own.

I went with crochet, and thought of keeping it hole-y (I don’t wanna say lace, because it’s not 😀 ) at the neck and getting more solid as it progresses. This is where I am so far.

Lost with lace

And now, I’m lost. I don’t want to continue with the solid section, because the piece is becoming thicker than I like. To make it thinner, I’ll have to add more airy stitches, and I don’t want that. I’ve also made some bad increases that results in some frills. I don’t feel that keeping on moving ahead will help.

Yup, I’m lost, and I think I’m gonna undo the whole thing and start over. Maybe with knitting this time, so it’s light and yet solid. I really had my heart set on crochet, though. Such a conundrum, isn’t it!

13 thoughts on “Lost

    1. Thanks Kat. I think I’ll run into the same problem with lighter yarn too – it’s the differential thickness between sections that’s the problem. I’ll give it a few days before I do anything. ☺

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    1. Ah, thank you for your thoughts, Ginny. I discarded most patterns because they seemed too thick or were too lace-like, and here I am, running into exactly the same problem! 😂
      I ripped this one out already. 😅 I’ll have to restart it sometime. Hopefully, second time’s the charm!

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    1. It’s great that you picked up crocheting! (Yes, that’s totally a verb. 🙂 ) Hope you’ll derive much joy from it.
      And thank you for the follow. I don’t post that often, so it works out for me. 🙂

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