Sunday, October 9, 2016

We all know

that swatches lie. It's just that normally knitters find that out at the end of the project, when something comes out unexpectedly huge, or tiny. With the Vitamin D I'm trying to knit, I found it out at the swatching stage. Here's my swatch:

Top half is on 3.5 mm needles. Bottom half is on 2.25 mm needles. Both have the exact same gauge, and not the one for the pattern. And I don't want to go up a needle size, because the fabric is already verging on loose.  After I washed it it got tighter, but it's  a not too big swatch and the cardigan is large, and it will pull down and I'm hesitant to to go up a pattern size, although I would rather this ended up a little loose, than hugging my CrossFitters shoulders, like everything else I make. Ahh decisions, decisions. 

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