I knitted a swatch. That’s right, I knitted a swatch!
As this is the first time knitting a garment for myself, I really wanted to get it right so I knitted a swatch.
Actually I knitted two swatches (impressive hey?). I’m still not sure I’ve got the right gauge, but I was bored with knitting swatches and wanted to get on with the sweater.
The good news about the swatching process is that I discovered that the colour doesn’t run from my yarn. I really thought that it might as this yarn is a little mottled, rather than a flat colour. I’m hoping that the mottled look isn’t too noticeable in the stripes.
The bad news about the process is that the other night it dawned on me that I seem to have bought my yarn incorrectly, in that I have bought one skein of the grey and two of the blue, but should have done it the other way around. Damnit! Sweater will look a little different than planned.
The KAL has officially started and I have six weeks (less 2 weeks holiday) to get my Roxborough Dolman completed.
psst – have you seen my KAL button?