Which pattern are you following? Faggot lace patterns are basic lace patterns and it's my understanding that there are several in this category. The patterns are comprised of a yo and a decrease, but this can be implemented in a few ways, which one are you using?
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Hmmm... I wonder if trying a looser gauge would help. It's a pretty wild guess on my part, but it seems like the problem might be that the fabric is just knit too densely. Maybe you could try bigger needles to see whether that gives you a lacier effect.
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