It's fun isn't it? I am slowing down a bit on right now...
Other projects (and my kids, my hubby, my job, lol) are calling me but its cool. I am about 2/3 finished with clue 5 so not too bad.
Inserting a lifeline
can save you life! Or, at least the life of your lace...
I use a length of hempathy, because it's what I had on hand that works well, but any smooth cotton (I would use a lightweight so you aren't browbeating worsted weight through your lace stitches!) yarn will do. A lot of lace knitters use cotton crochet thread.
Thread your needle with said smooth cotton yarn, run the needle and yarn through all the stitches on the
working needle. (working with circulars is sooo nice for this part bc the cables are so thin!) leave the stitches on both your needle and the lifeline. Work on!
I haven't had to rip back at all, and I am not working with a particularly slippery yarn, so I have been using lifelines at the end of each clue. The one at the end of clue 4 is really helpful right now as we are working short rows! As soon as I P back to the lifeline, it's time to P2tog and turn.