Swatching

Sunday afternoon, a bit under the weather with  a sore throat and a headache, Baby John slept while JK read to me and I swatched for the Seamless Yoke Sweater.

Elizabeth Zimmermann suggests casting on for a “swatch” hat or if you are in a big hurry she explains how to make a swatch “in the round” while knitting flat.

I cast on enough stitches to go around my #4, 16″ circular needle and off I went. The swatch piece is more than just a good idea to find out what your gauge it. It’s the perfect time to work out your color sequence.

This is my first color sequence. It’s okay, but not perfect for me.

This is my second sequence, and although still not “ah, the perfect one,” I think a combination of the two sequences will do quite nicely.

Swatching for this sweater has really gotten me excited about casting on for it. Later this afternoon I’m hoping to sit down with a cup of tea and while Baby John naps cast on. It seems like we’ve had to wade through quite a few pairs of socks to get to this point. But it has been worth it.

Speaking of socks, I must tell you the Art Stockings are stumping me. The yarn I purchased for them just doesn’t “feel” or look right. I’ll update you about them in the next post. But, I am quite behind on my Art Stockings. So, I’ll be knitting the Seamless Yoke Sweater and the Art Stockings at the same time. Oh, well, I suppose it’s not the end of the world.

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3 Responses

  1. That throat and head bug must be going around. I have had it and so has my daughter. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. I casted on last night and also colored in my chart….I have a feeling I will be taking this with me everywhere I go so I will be able to get it done. I hope to get it done by the time fall gets here with all the other projects I have going…LOL

    • You’ll get it done! Congrats on the cast on!

  3. I like Swatch 2 very much. That pretty burgundy deserves a larger spotlight!

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