You knew I wasn’t done messing with this pattern, didn’t you?
The more I thought about it, I became convinced the center and the edge were both pretty, but not together. I decided to keep the edge and swap in different patterns for the center.
I’ve always loved vine stitch, so it wasn’t much of a leap to add that in. I swatched several patterns, but vine stitch won because it created wavy lines but the edges are straight — it didn’t compete with the waviness of the edge.
I also added in a little flower bud flanking the center. Although I didn’t know it at first, this wrap has a strong garden motif — the center vines, the flower buds, and the leaves on the edges. I’m dubbing this one Botanica, although it’s just a working title for now.
On a side note, photographing lace is hard. Between the shadows and the eyelets taking the focus, as well as the difficulty getting correct color during the short sunlight of late autumn, these pics leave a lot to be desired. The lace looks much prettier in person.
And now that I’ve settled on the stitch patterns, I’m going to take a break to make a quick little something for my nephew.