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Ishbel with fishtails… Fishbel

An intriguing little pattern, Ishbel.  Very pretty lace, a little too complex and unwieldy for easy reading of the knitting, and I never quite memorised it comfortably.  I worked garter stitch instead of stocking stitch to help it keep its shape, and tidied up the centre stitch, knitting into the back of the loop to avoid the sloppy look.  After the second AB repeat I got very bored and went into a swooping fishtail edging, finishing it with a few rows of garter stitch to prevent rolling.  The last few cm of the edges are blunt. 

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