The mountain is scaled - Multnomah is complete. Yes, I am a few years late in the trend, however with such a timeless pattern, late is never late. Before I get all wrapped up in success, a few specifics:
Yarn: Araucania Yarns, Lonco Multy in Color 4005 (blue, yellow gold and resulting brown & green)
Needle: US 4
There are many blogs and chat threads available to assist with this pattern. The dreaded Feather & Fan seems to be the major culprit that causes difficulty. Well, that and the fact that the pattern for the F&F section is written very well for the first repeat but lacks clear specifics on maintaining placed markers as the work progresses.
Do I insert a life line? NO.
Do I insert markers at each eighteen stitch repeat? NO.
Do I do anything to help avoid problems? NO.
Miss Lenora goes on faith, a wing and a prayer - all the while trusting that she can fix anything or fudge her way through. It is a bad habit. I admit it. You, however, should do the whole life line, markers, work slowly and count thing.
To celebrate successfully getting through the F&F lace part, I tried a new-to-me bind off. It is one of the K2tog BOs that claims to be very stretchy and give enough wiggle room to allow blocking out the lace without going up a gazillion needle sizes trying to bind off loosely. Know what I mean? The BO can be learned here. I used Version B should you wish to give it a try.
Actually, you should give Multnomah a try. It is a wonderful mountain of a project.