Detail shot of the middle.
Yarn : TLC Cotton Plus
Color : Lavender
Content : 51% Cotton/ 49% Acrylic
Care : Machine Wash and Dry
Needles : US 5 knitting needles and size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Pattern : Top of page 120 in Beautiful Knitting Patterns and simple double crochet trim
Overall : I like this yarn, but it is a little splitty. Would use it again. Love how the pattern turned out, it looks great with the lace. Knitted the center piece and blocked it. I knew I would need a trim, but needed to know how far the center would block out first. I almost always use a K1P1 bind off, which makes it easy to pick up stitches for connecting pieces or adding more. The cable made it block out a little less than I expected, still love it though.
This is definitely one of the reasons why I love these types of groups. It gives me a reason to essentially swatch things that I may not take the time to do for myself. It's helping me learn more about yarns and stitch patterns. So glad I joined this group.