I did not like the way my first doily was turning out. Too much rippling. So I decided to start again. I switch to a size 20 Lizbeth thread in Scottish Thistle. It is laying alot better. Some rippling with row 1, but a little pressing will take care of that. Row two is working out great so far. I am using the 4-2-4-2-4 chain count. I may decide to start another but just do row 1 with a chain count of 3-2-3-2-3. I am finding I am pushing my chain stitches very tight together. Maybe eliminating the extra stitches will help eliminate the chain tightness and any rippling that may occur?
I modified the colors in the photo in order to see the colors better. They are on the light side