The Same, Just Different


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.

12 thoughts on “The Same, Just Different

  1. oh that’s nice! You’ve done a great job both of the work and the photography.
    is the colour pretty much the same in real life? Because it’s a great colour!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love the color you’ve picked and watching the design emerge. It must be so fun to pick out what motifs in lace you’ll use! “Botanica” is perfect. You’ve probably mentioned it, but what kind of yarn is this again?

  3. Those are very pretty lace motifs, it’s going to look great. I love knee-high socks. They sure take a long time to finish but I love the warmth.

  4. Hey Jody,
    Forgive me for this random comment but I can’t find an email address for you. I was looking for a sweater pattern and I found your “black raglan” (which seemed to change into a red raglan at some point) from last year – but I can’t find a finished pattern. Did you ever write it up? I’d love to see it if you did… I’ve been wanting to make a somewhat fitted sweater, and I’m a DD girl here :)
    Thanks for any suggestions!

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