|unblocked, unfinished, without sleeves|
Bind off 4 sts, *(wrap yarn around needle and sso) 4 times (picot),
k2 tog, sso, bind off 10 sts; rep from *, end by binding off rem sts.I couldn't find any sources that agreed on what "sso" is supposed to be -- slip, slip, over by the looks of it, but I can't see how repeating that + a yo would create a picot. Sooooo I just completely ignored that and did:
rd 1: knit all
rd 2: *yo, k2tog; rep from *
Bind off loosely using suspended bindoff.
The result is simple enough not to take away from the rest of the skirt, but still fancy for a special occasion.
After 4.5 repeats of the leaf lace pattern, I had changed my mind about the designer (who shall remain nameless on this blog, but if you link to the pattern, I guess you'll find out!). But now I've started the sleeves, and all the goodwill built up during the skirt work is gone again -- on. crack. allegedly. It's the eyelet pattern. Plus shaping. Again. For some reason, I find it to be insanely difficult. It's made me do math, people... MATH. And I'm totally stuck now. And even if I work this one sleeve out, I still have to make another one exactly like. And... ugh! I'm done on this for the day. I'll be bringing my secret project to the in-laws' house.