well poot. I knit another stripe on my Kauni sweater using a more definite contrast, and it looks a LOT better. But of course the first two stripes I knit look like crap now. So I'm going to have to rip them out and start again. This is why you swatch folks (of course I never swatch I'm too impatient, but do as I say not as I do). It's irritating now but I will be happier with the finished sweater, so off I go to rip rip rip.