I recently finished my first lace project - it merits that title because it's the first thing I've ever formally blocked. I mean, I've blocked sweater pieces, etc; but I had no idea the amazing difference that blocking lace would make!
The pattern is Ishbel, by Ysolda Teague. This pic is from when I'd just started the lacework, & I was delighted that my brain was working.
1) I used Maui Yarns 100% superwash merino sock yarn in Koa Nut - 440yds/100g skein, & I had a healthy amount left over. I was a little nervous that I'd run out, but it was totally fine.
2) I knit the smaller (scarf sized) stockinette sized panel, but the larger (shawl sized) lace panel. (In the words of the pattern, CO for small, knit section A, B, A, B, A, C, D, E.
3) The pattern has increases on both the RS & WS rows; this makes for a lovely shape, but I didn't like the YO's on both sides; it looked different than the YO's down the center panel. I ended up doing two different things.
RS: K3, YO, K1, M1R, k...... as pattern called for until 4 stitches from the end.... M1L, K1, YO, K3
See? (Well, probably not, kind of a crappy pic.) The increases have pulled a little closed, I was maybe a bit eager with the blocking.