so this menacing lace piece is long enough to tell it is too wide. it's in trellis lace. is it possible to steek the excess off each end with such lose lace work?
ok, so here's what happened which all began when i was knitting yesterday AND having a lovely beer...
i thought i'd better measure to make sure my swatch was accurate. i translated some measurements from the chart and thought i was way off - in dryer times that might have tipped me off. then i panicked about how to fix it, thus the above post. then, discouraged that there was any hope of repair short of frogging, i pulled all 154 stitches off needle. so i decide to measure it again and realized i was reading the chart wrong (beer induced or senility) and it was exactly the right size. after
putting on magnifying readers and slowly working down a row to put all back on needle, i am up and running again.
moral: drink more, knit less