Friday, February 10, 2006

man, i hate swatching

i admit it--i LOATHE making test swatches, especially when i have to use my good yarn! but for this event, i thought i better do it, mainly to test the weight of the fabric. i am making a lighter weight clapotis from sport weight yarn, and while i was mostly sure i wanted to use size 6 needles, i decided to make 100% sure i didn't need 7's instead. but it's all good--i am just going to do an extra increase set, and maybe an extra straight set as well, and i think that will make up most of the size difference i am seeing.

status: swatch frogged and rewound, math done, needles ready. whew!

3 Comments:

Blogger Jocelyn said...

That's Axelle's yarn, right? It's a knockout. You might try the scarf-size version at kpixie.com. It'll give you a sense of the increase and straight rows if you have time.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

I love that yarn - it's going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it is coming along.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

ooOOoooO that colorway is swatching up very nicely... can't wait to get my order of estelle in :)

4:28 PM  

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