Archive for the 'swatchin’' Category

Last Minute Swatch

Every time I go to a fiber festival/convention/retreat, I pause at the buttons. I always talk myself out of buying any without the sweater there. Today I was browsing the Madrona Fiber Arts vendor list and came across the Ernsts. I love their glasswork! I have a few sweaters in progress that will eventually be […]

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Sanguine Sprössling Swatching

After making the decision on what to do with the black cardigan and putting another sweater-in-progress on notice, I decided to let myself swatch for Anne Hanson’s Sprössling (pattern; ravelry). just a couple of rectangles I bought this Sanguine Gryphon Little Traveller in Groton just under a year ago, specifically for this sweater. A sweater […]

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Swatching

swatches The swatch on top is for Plum Frost Pullover & Cardigan — not because I harbor any delusions that I might start it soon but more because I was in the mood to knit something small and different from the other stuff I am currently working on. I think the grey + yellow will […]

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Swatching Saves Lives (or wasted time anyway)

Yesterday, cajoled by E (PokingMyEyesOut), I finally bought the pattern Kingscot (designed by Norah Gaughan, published in the Winter Twist Collective) and sat down to swatch the cables to see how it looked in the Rowanspun DK I have set aside for temp housing. On US4 needles, the fabric is really, really airy. I need […]

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Swatching Madness

When I got home from work Friday night, I finished the final 2 inches on the sleeve of Licorice Whip. I promptly tried it on, declared it done, and wove in the three ends[!]. Voilà! No FO post yet because I need to take pictures… maybe tomorrow. I am happy with it. That left me […]

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Final Swatch

I thought I had decided on Jamieson’s DK for Eunny’s Deep V Argyle Vest. Then WEBS sent me a catalog and I noticed one of their weaving yarns, Shetland from Harrisville Designs. It is supposedly a sportweight, so I thought I would be able to get reasonably close to the proper gauge with it. It […]

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She’s a Swatching Madwoman

After last week’s less-than-spectacular swatching results with the Knit Picks Merino Style and Gleek’s comment about how thick Merino Style is stranded [aside: all stranded work feels thick to me, so I'm really glad she pointed it out!] I went looking for other yarn options to try for Eunny Jang’s Deep V Argyle Vest. I […]

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A Swatch for Ronald?

I went from squinting at the Rogue hood cable chart to reading boxes on a colorwork chart! deep v argyle vest swatch for Ronald McDonald knit picks merino style I am planning to make Eunny’s Deep V Argyle Vest for someone as a gift. I planned to use Knit Picks Merino Style in Cinnamon and […]

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Sunday Sock Update

Well, with my time being sucked up this week with family events and the Komi mitten, I didn’t make much sock progress. I did get to the heel on the Ladybug sock, but the ribbing is really boring me right now (doh): ladybug socks I also swatched three yarns… I’m not quite sure why since […]

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