I’m no gecko, but I’m going to tell you how you can save millions (of hours) by subscribing to the Lifeline policy of knitting.  The lifeline is essentially scrap yarn threaded through a row of your work.  It creates a stopping point if you ever (hopefully not) have to rip back rows of knitting to fix a mistake.  It’s like one super-duper long stitch holder.

I’ve only just discovered this technique because I wanted to see how big my lace shawl was getting.  After finishing 5 pattern repeats of the second chart, I have calculated that I have 1056(!) stitches currently on my needle.  When I’m done with two more repeats and finish chart 3, I will have a grand total of 1380 stitches.  That’s a buttload of stitches.  A buttload.

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