It's a crappy photo taken with my phone but it will have to do. I've ripped it now anyway, changing the purple yarn to a greyish purple solid yarn with a bit of silk in it. I think the contrastsing colors is the best part of this pattern and the variegated purple yarn just doesnt make the cut. Unfortunately I managed to knit the entire 2nd section of the patteren before I realised this. But whatever, if I'm going to wear this I need to like it andat least reknitting it makes my yarn stash last a little longer.
Oh and I also knit the entire first section on 4mm needles before changing my mind, ripping and reknitting on 4.5mm's. Yeay!