I'm not a very experienced lace knitter, but I try! I knitted the Strangling Vines scarfon Ravelry on US #4 needle with this in the Silky Alpaca Lace yarn, but used a nice light green, not the Hand Paint. It turned out nicely, very soft, and fun to knit with. If I had a #3 needle at the time, I think it would have turned out a wee bit nicer for stitch definition, but I am still VERY happy with it. Choosing a pattern for the Hand Paint that I have will be tricky because of the variegation I it, Terra Nova. The colors showed up as being more subtle on my monitor. The colors are actually quite saturated and defined. It is still lovely, and I can't wait to knit with it!
It doesn't really matter that much. I expected this yarn Charcoal would be dark gray, like in the photo on my monitor. And I know monitors vary, but this yarn I ended up with is almost black. But it is very pretty, nonetheless. And it is thick and thin, and there is a subtle sheen. I haven't knit with it yet, so I should probably wait to give it five stars, but the color is so rich, I gave it five stars on good looks alone.