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.
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.