This alternating leaf lace broke my heart at first. I just loved its clarity and subtlety, but the 3 extra stitches in the repeat created havoc in the texture when I attempted to revise the count to avoid them. Why this happened I could not say. After several days of failed swatching I thought about giving up and changing to another pattern. But I persisted.
And hooray! I made it work!
For my new piece I'll be applying this lace to the bodice styling of Agnes – sort of.
Nelly will have a slimmer hip-line, no waist rib, be slightly shorter in length, and... well, I just let each design lead me to the next. And I just love this lace. Can't wait!