After a much too long hiatus, here are the rest of the November swatches that have been sitting in a non-blocked, non-posted pile for several weeks now! :(
Needle: 4.5 mm / US 7
Gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rows per inch
Stitch Pattern: Parquet Pattern
Source: BW1, p. 141.
Comments: This yarn is really bright which makes it next to impossible to photograph. I also think I over-blocked this a little - before blocking, the raised diamonds all squish up next to each other, and the purled sections really recede to the back. This pattern produces a crazy amount of depth - I think its due to the unusual decreases on either sides of the diamonds. I also thought it was interesting how the reds of this yarn really pooled around that one center diamond.