I began a lace project a week or so ago, and it’s my first. It is a simple beaded scarf, Kernel from Knitty, with a 15 row repeat repeated 26 times. Here are some steps I have taken to ensure the lace I knit is the lace that’s writ:
Also always have on hand a simple project, not only for night time knitting (see my first suggestion) but also to cleanse your brain from all the twisty bits and numbers that a lace pattern requires. I currently have a simple sock and an infinity scarf to fill that task.
Kernel from Knitty
Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarn Mini Maiden “Amethyst”