Knit Night in Whimzy Silkie & beaded
I’ve been too busy designing to blog. I will catch up soon, I hope, and share that design process.
Right now, I just need to cut to the chase and explain that I really wanted to design a project that I could make whilst chatting to my friends at knit night. After a couple of diversions into things that didn’t quite fit the bill, I hit on this idea.
Bored with scarves that start at one end and finish at the other, shawls that start at one side and finish at the other? Yes, there’s Another Way. And it’s hot right now on Ravelry.
You 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.