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.