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!
I’ve done that more than three times and no doubt will do it again.
haha this s why i don’t swatch😉 but then it comes back to bite me on something like my Plush Sweater!
I’ve done that too! Always so aggravating!
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.
Oh yes, I’ve definitely done that with friends too. I should have done it this time!
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 !)
Yeah, I easily could have had a sleeve by now!
Someone once told me to keep all the swatches and make something out of all of them in years to come. She said you rarely need all the yarn you have for the project, so you don’t need to worry too much about having used a bit for a swatch. So far, it’s been true for me – not played ‘yarn chicken’ for a long time, though I know others who have!
That could be fun! Of course, I only have about four right now, so it’ll be a while before I could make anything!
You may have four coasters …. !
Swatching always seems to muddle my brain like that, so you’re not alone! I hope that swatch was the ticket.