Adventures in Swatching

Don’t I feel silly! You know how I’ve been swatching for my Oxbow cardigan, and I just blocked my third swatch? When I checked my gauge on that one, I realized I was getting MORE stitches per 4″ instead of fewer. I have no idea how I had this kind of brain fart, but I know when my second swatch gave me 15 stitches for 4″ and I needed 13, I thought, “Oh, okay, I’ll go down a needle size!” Dummy. I have now done my fourth swatch which is really the first swatch done a second time. Cross your fingers it’s right this time!

While this dries, I’ll go back to knitting my happy Christmas socks and watching movies while I have a lazy weekend!

11 thoughts on “Adventures in Swatching

  1. I think we have all been in your shoes at one time or another. My friend always calls me up and says “I need to talk through the maths”. Sometimes it just gets jumbled up.

  2. I’ve done that before – made a few swatches for one project – thinking I could have knitted half a jumper in that time (in my dreams, but it does feel a waste of time !)

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