Over the last few months, I’ve made a few biscornu, which are basically constructed of two squares sewn together, with the point of one square meeting in the middle of a line of the other square. (More detailed explanation here.) I made these because the cat project was too big to hold when a baby fell asleep on my lap, but a small hoop worked well.
The blue one came about because I wanted to try out Griffin stitch after reading about it on Mary Corbet’s blog, and of the three, it’s my favorite. More photos below the cut.
The lattice looked pretty even before I tacked down the lines or added the lacing. Part of that is the thread–this is Grandeur, a #5 silk pearl. I don’t have much of it because it’s kind of expensive, but it’s beautiful. It’s got a very pretty sheen to it. I laced the blue lattice with a gold thread, then made a gold lattice and laced it with blue:
You get an interesting effect by leaving some of the intersections unlaced. This could look very nice worked over a larger area.