The Lace Already
Once I had knitted the laceweight merino version out as far as my prototype string version, I decided to keep the string version up. It gives me a stitch count for the end and center repeats, plus what a good way to show the meaning of that phrase I stole from the bobbin lacemakers: "The color wears the lace".
In the white version, the only thing going on is the pattern, so that's what stands out.
In contrast, the Daphne version has a lot of color going on. You can still see the pattern, but the strong bands of color stand out and draw the eye away from it.
I've heard a lot of good stuff about Marianne Kinzel's designs, and it's turning out to be true. The pattern directions are both charted and written out, and people have said over and over, "With no errors".
I'm following the chart, and so far, not one error in it! It's straightforward and logical, so after a while I'm not so much remembering the repeat as following the logic: the leaf is decreasing at both edges, so there must be a k2tog at one edge and an SSK at the other.
And today is looking like another day of perfect knitting weather: chilly and rainy out, with another high wind advisory overnight.
Labels: lace knitting