I’ve enjoyed messing around with the samples, so I thought I’d take them to my knitting group to try out too. They were kind enough to let me take photos. I love that they all look so different on everyone – and all from one starting point.
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.
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.