a little lace.
But this kept nagging at me, mostly because I was mad that I had given up on it. So I started again, armed with tons of stitch markers.
It made all the difference in the world. A stitch marker for every repeat--and I mean every single one. The rest is cake.
And now it's blocked and I love it.
Love it enough that I'm making another for little D. who is just the right size.
The pattern is found on Ravelry here: