I'm not sure how well this photo will show.It is a closeup of the birch. Have I ever mentioned that I knit strangely? Perhaps not since I didn't realize it until recently. I knit into the back of all stitches and purl into the front of all stitches. The product looks exactly the same as other knitting I have seen as far as I can tell. However, there may be a problem with lace knitting. I noticed that some of the yarn overs didn't show up very well; it was like half the pattern dissolved.