The day the patterns came in the mail with some of the Petit Mandarin 100% Egyptian cotton yarn I ordered, I dropped everything and cast on for the round Old Shale Lace washcloth. I used a ball of yellow crochet cotton that I had in my stash. It's not as soft as the Petit Mandarin but I knew I'd be able to see the stitch definition and get the size cloth (approximately 9")that I was hoping for rather than a tablecloth size
The next day, I went to one of my LYS, Wooly Wonders, to see what type of cotton they carried that I could make more of these cloths with. Luckily, they also carried the Petit Mandarin so I bought one ball. I was also curious to see whether Paton's Grace would do well, so I picked up a ball of that as well. I am pretty happy with how Grace feels. However, the Petit Mandarin is a better buy because it costs less, has more yardage and is softer than Grace. I should finish the Grace cloth tomorrow as I'm ready to fall asleep.
A crocheted rose with knitted leaf made from Paton's Classic Merino of my own design.
I saw a scarf very much like this one on an episode of Surface this past season. I coveted it and vowed to make one of my very own. This is "my precious floral scarf".