Originally Posted by sailspinner
Although I've been knitting off and on since I learned to knit scarves for soldiers in WW II, I've never ventured from socks (college), sweaters & mittens (kids & hubby), and hats until now. I'm knitting lace for the first time - and having trouble. I keep dropping stitches & can't seem to keep the pattern when I bring them back to the needles. I've started over for the fourth time &, at this rate, I'm going to wear out the yarn before I get six inches done. Clearly I'm doing something wrong but I can't figure out what. The yarn is the finest I've ever worked with, the needles are my new Options (which I like very much) and I suspect that somehow I'm sometimes knitting behind the stitch instead of into it. I also have new glasses I'm trying to get used to. This was supposed to be a shawl for my daughter-in-law"s birthday in May. Any tips from lace knitters?
By the way, this a great site and I can't believe I haven't stumbled across it before now.
Hi. Welcome to the Forum
I copied your post to the How to Question Forum under the title "Begining Lace knitter needs Help"
One suggestion I would make on my own is to use a lifeline. Look at a video Amy has on this.