In an ideal world when I decided I wanted to re learn how to knit there would have been a pool of expertise I could call on for tea, advice, and maybe even a biscuit. As it is I'm relying on books, which is fine until I've found something that's really hot me stuck.
My sticking point, and a real blow to knitting confidence, was a total inability to master 'a simple chevron pattern' or anything which demanded that stitches be added and subtracted. Every time I tried it I ended up with extra stitches, dropped stitches, and an increasing sense of frustration. In short I didn't find it in the least bit simple.
Not to be beaten I picked up a copy of 'The Magic of Shetland Lace' when I was away (it was for sale seemingly everywhere with a wooly connection) and decided to have another go. Finding the right book turned out to be a big help. In the end what I really needed was a genuinely simple pattern and to see it in chart form which finally
It might not look like much at the moment but I'm definitely getting the hang of this.