I spent last evening swatching for my wedding shawl. Ran out of steam before getting to the trellis lace pattern (that's what I was trying before). I'd swatched that over the weekend and wasn't wildly impressed, so I tried to explore alternatives. Yarn is Misti Baby Alpaca laceweight. Needles size 3 Inox circs.
"Feather and Fan" --- Unbeareably granny-like in this yarn (no offense to the grannies out there, but it's not quite the image I want to project on my wedding day). I could barely get through a mini-swatch
"Horseshoe Lace" --- Much more appealingly defined. But maybe not quite open enough for my purpose.
"Vine Lace" --- Chaotic. I've loved this pattern in heavier yarns, but it gets lost in this laceweight.
"Print o'the Wave" --- Yum! Crisp. Botanical. Definitely my favorite of the swatch.
And here's a quick shot of all four in a row, just for size perspective.