I’ve knit the Lisse hat once before, and it has been knit by sample knitters three times. I don’t know if the sample knitters had any trouble getting this project launched, but I had the identical problem both times I’ve made it. This leads me to think we need a problem solution. There was nothing wrong with the instructions, but I believe that the way it was laid out made it difficult read and to to separate out the instructions. The beginning is not a good place to create unnecessary problems. Definitely requires a solution.
Problem Solution: Is it Me?
The first time I blew the beginning of this hat (which isn’t hard!) I made the assumption that is was me, and that I wasn’t paying proper attention. When the same thing happens again, and I am aware of both the construction and potential problem, this always makes me think it might actually be a problem.
When I knit I have my pattern sitting next to me on the couch, and I’ve cast on and I get going on the first round. I realize after finishing the round that I didn’t notice that I was supposed to k1-fb two times in each stitch. Boo. Back I go. This is not a big deal, but I’m looking to make progress, and taking it back at this point means casting on again.
Problem Solution: Is it Visual?
I think about this as I am working through the first three rows of the pattern. I decide it is likely that as I sit on the couch it isn’t all that easy to discern the steps of the bobblet each round covers (and I’m obviously not thinking a lot), and it is a matter of the presentation of the instruction not being completely suitable to the task.
Any time a problem solution is easy, I’m all for giving it a try! Monday I make a change to the pattern.
I am a big fan of white space. The way I knit (sitting on the couch and watching TV) it makes it easier to read and follow what I’m doing, and I love the structure of tables. This seems like a problem solution that was easy and will be effective.
Problem Solution: Your Pattern
I have uploaded new versions to every site where I sell patterns and I have given Infinite Twist the updated pattern, so if you have already bought the pattern, you are covered. You will receive notification of the new version from whichever site you used. If you haven’t purchased the pattern (and you know you should!) you will get the updated version when you make your purchase. The original was correct, just visually more difficult.
Problem Solution: Jill’s Latest Lisse Hat
I’ve knit through the first row of the pendants. I have put in about 3.5 hours of forward progress, and about an hour wasted on the foul up and redoing. My row gauge is looser than that in the gauge, but that was taken from samples knitted by other knitters and I’m always loose. My gauge is slightly different, but I’ve not blocked this, and I’m happy with it.
I am in love with this yarn: Croquet from Anzula Luxury Fibers. The color variations are beautiful, there are random subs of silk that I am just knitting in because I like them. The yarn is a breeze to knit. The green pin marks where I left off at the end of my previous knitting session.