I finally made the time to sit down and swatch my Abundant Earth tweedy yarn. I swatched 6 different stitch patterns. Some didn't make it past a couple of repeats, they didn't show up or showcase the yarn well.
From the bottom:
- a butterfly/stem stitch - completely disappears, sad trombone.
- twisted lines on rev stockinette - boring!
- a puff stitch - interesting, but eats yarn.
- triangular lace - like it!
- lattice lace - like it, maybe more!
Here's a peek at the butterfly/stem stitch that didn't show up in the tweedy yarn, right above the stockinette. It needs something less textured and more smoothly colored. And the twisted stitch on a rev stst background, it's fine and I like it,but not for this yarn. I want something a little more interesting visually.
Here are the two stitch patterns that are the contenders.
Maybe it's the combination of the woolen prep and woolen spin, or something in the the stitch pattern, but the top lattice pattern (#6) looks so textural to me. I think it really shows off the yarn .
The other pattern (#5) below, looks smoother, probably because of the the reverse stockinette of the triangles. I like it as a pattern, the combination the rev stst triangles and the stockinette diagonal lines, but not for this yarn. This might look cool in a speckled variegated yarn.
I think the lattice pattern (#6) wins! What do you think?
This is going to be the perfect travel knitting project for my flight to Denver for Yarn Fest next week. That's one project sorted.