Don't ask me why, this pattern never interested me much... until Barka came out with some yarn with long colorchanges, and I thought the wavy pattern would enchance it pretty nicely... But the yarn was much smaller than the pattern called for and though I did recalculate the whole stuff and knitted it until under the armpits teh small gauge was so slow progress I put it aside. By then I got the hang of th epattern and started to search for something thicker to knit it.
There was a bag of cotton tape from King Cole. I bought it a few years ago. when I opened the bag, I was surprised to find that it is not a simple cotton tape, but within the tape there are small bobbles in regular distances from each other. Knitting a swatch showed me, that the gauge is more or less fine, if I knit a bigger size, and the bobbles does not hurt the pattern... in fact the thing looks even more structured.
Kato. Thanks :-)
And while we are at the topic of Kató... look into her blog ;-) I infected her....