Yarn Review & Sneak Preview

sneak preview

sneak preview

I’m so excited to publish two new cowl patterns next week that I need to write about them this weekend before I burst. So, I thought I’d share a review of the yarns I’ve used, complete with tantalising tiny snippets of how they look knitted up – in my new designs.

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Getting Gauge

ImageYou know how I love to swatch? I know I’m weird like that. However, in developing my exciting new cowl patterns I ran into a little problem with more swatches than even I could handle knitting.

I want my new patterns to be knittable in any gauge – real stash busters, a chance to use up favourite yarns or precious mini-skeins. Or an excuse to buy the yarn you really love.

But that meant making swatches in, um, every  gauge so that I could do the yarn calculations. I love my patterns to be accurate and detailed enough to be easy to follow. So, I ambitiously planned that I would do a pile of swatches and work out actual yarn quantities for lots of gauges. Or so I thought.

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