I know, I know. People really hate swatching. And, I admit, I used to be one of those people. Recently though, I've been on a swatching kick.
Every so often I discover one of those stitch patterns that keeps my interest while also allowing for easy, enjoyable knitting. Whenever I find one of these gems, I begin knitting it up in a variety of yarn weights, using various needle sizes in order to achieve the perfect fabric.
This happens to be one of those stitch patterns.
It's an 8 row repeat that includes a lot of purling. I'm usually not a big fan of purling, but I've gotten much quicker at it now that I've spent several hours working with this stitch pattern!
Stitch pattern via the Harmony Guides: Lace & Eyelets
Yarn is Swans Island Organic Merino Worsted in logwood