Doesn't that brighten it up nicely?
My knitted swatch for Rocio is very pretty - love that colorplay! - but unfortunately it did not turn out perfectly after blocking - did I really think it would? Nah!
The directions said....
Gauge: 26 st and 34 rows to 4 inches, on 3.5mm needles, in stockinette
stitch, AFTER BLOCKING.
..... which I did. But the swatch did not turn out square for one thing, and it is not 4" either way. It is 4.25" long and 3.75" wide! So too large in length and too small in width - yikes! And I can't be sure I didn't pull too much here or there while blocking? Blocking is a new technique to me. Should I have shaped it to 4" square?
Now I don't quite know what to do! I'm thinking maybe I need to go down one size in my needles, perhaps to a #3 - 3.25mm? Too long for the length indicates to me that the needle is a little large, and since I'll probably loosen up as I knit on this, too narrow for the width probably won't be a problem for long. Any advice from you experts out there???
I'd love to start on this sweater, but I don't want to put in a lot of work that just has to be torn out because it doesn't fit. I signed up for Amy Herzog's class on Craftsy, "Knit to Flatter" - hopefully I can find some time this weekend to begin working through it. I think it will help me a lot with this sweater :)
No new yarn added this week, and nothing finished, so no changes to my Yarn Stash report.
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