Last night I swatched for the Deep-V Argyle Vest. Besides the fact that I messed up the pattern towards the end, I really enjoyed knitting the argyles and feel like my Norwegian Stockings gave me the right experience for a two stranded knitting project like this one.
See how pretty (I am loving the colors):
Don’t mind the mistakes at the top. Eunny strongly suggests in her pattern that we should wash and block out gauge just like we would the final sweater so we really know what our gauge is. I usually knit up a gauge but I have never before done such a serious gauge…a bound off, hand washed, pinned to the blocking board gauge. I like to dive into a project and not spend too much time on a gauge. I know…bad me. So this time I listened and actually really enjoyed the process of blocking the swatch until this morning when I found out I was off. You mean I have to do it again??!? I got 24 stitches and 26 rows when I need 22 and 30. Looks like I will be swatching again tonight. Grrr.
My Orchid socks are coming along nicely. Now I am just trying to figure out how long to make them and what that means about shaping. I am thinking of making them around mid to upper calf length. Does that mean I need to increase stitches? I just want them to fit perfectly you know?
Okay, I am off to swatch.
The following 1 comment was originally left at blogspirit:
Good luck with your swatching! Your norwegian stockings look awesome!