and like an official, grown-up knitter. Just knit my very first swatch (ahem, we will not mention the knitting of the BSA Cropped Caridgan last year – suffice it to say it was a painful experience and I did not swatch. Lesson learned.).
Even blocked the swatch too. Now if I could just figure out how to read it. As near as I can tell I am getting 22 sts per 4″ (pre-blocking it was 23″ish) which is just what the pattern calls for. Row gauge, I have no idea – I thinkI’m a little over on the row gauge.
So, next question…. I fall between the small and medium size (and the sweater looks to have a bit of ease) so what size to knit? Cast on for small and then add a couple extra increases for the bust? Cast on for medium and hope for the best? Really, I think I may have to sleep on it. Big decision. I would happily welcome any and all advice.
Malabrigo Worsted Graphite Blue (one of their new solid colorways)
Proof positive – T.H.E. Swatch.
I want to – no, I must, knit Flair. Yes, I’ve mentioned it before, but this time I am dead serious. Thus the swatching. Thus the purchase of 6 skeins of Malabrigo (don’t actually need all 6 skeins for the sweater – just wanted to be sure I had some left over to knit something else out of this yarn – in my humble opinion – the very best blue ever).
And, how cute is this? Jenn (aspinningjenny…..crafty scientist and knitter extraordinaire who works with Plucky hubby) was so kind as to knit a Baby Surprise Jacket out of a skein of the merino fingering weight as a test knit for me. Thank you so much Jenn, it couldn’t be any cuter! Now, must find the perfect buttons.
Two posts in one day – crazy isn’t it? I’m just so thrilled with the whole swatching business and the adorable jacket – couldn’t help myself!