Another Backyard Leaves
You can see that I use LOTS of mnemonics when I knit lace! I copied the graph, then highlighted the right side rows (note that the setup row is a "wrong" side row), went over the center line with red, and marked off every five stitches to either side of the center. This really helps me to count as I'm working across a row and has saved me a lot of heartache. I also use a sticky note that I move up every two rows as I am knitting and a stitch counter that I set whenever I get up or put my knitting away (sticky notes slip off and who wants to waste time trying to figure out where she left off?). Finally, I place a stitch marker where indicated by the line on the chart and one just before the edge stitches at either end. Psychologically, it's a boost to me to see those edges coming up!
I have three more repeats before I make the points. It wouldn't suffer with fewer repeats, though. It's plenty long now (there will be, as noted by Felicia, two sections sewn together), but I have enough yarn so I'll stick to the pattern. One thing to note: this is not a fast knit. I have been timing myself and my best section (early in the a.m. with no distraction but the BBC World News) took an hour.
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