The Rose of England - Kinzel

Kenny's picture

Hi my fellow make knitters! I know that there are some awesome lace knitters out there. Please help.

I was wondering if you could help me with the Rose of England by Kinzel. Has anyone made it?

I’m having trouble starting, interpreting those damn ‘X’s in front of the chart. What do they exactly mean? I understand that you move the first stitch by just knnitting it plain, but what does the rest of the sentence mean, adding to the previous row?????

Please help? I’ve been stuck on it all morning and am about to rip rip rip and I don’t even know if it looks right or not.

Much help appreciated.

Thanks
Kenny

Kenny's picture

Thank you so much. I'll try

Thank you so much. I'll try it again!

scubasinger's picture

That extra stitch becomes

That extra stitch becomes the LAST stitch in the row you just finished. Your new row now begins one stitch to the left of where it previously began. Just make sure you move your marker to indicate the new starting point.

Looking ahead of you in the pattern, I see further on you will do some LL's. Those shift TWO stitches back in the opposite direction. So for those, stop two stitches before the end of the round, slide them to your right needle (so you can get to your start-of-the-row marker), remove your row marker, then slide those two stitches back onto the left needle. Now replace your row marker and begin the next row.

If you have Kinzel's book, it's explained under abbreviations on page 15. It took me an hour or so when I first was looking at this pattern to find the explanation myself.

I haven't knitted it yet, but it's on my 'must do' list. It's a beautiful pattern.