Have I mentioned lately that you should swatch? I mean I feel like I probably have. But just in case you’re new, swatch.
Because it’s much better to find out that the lovely yarn and the lovely stitch pattern do not play nicely together after 3 inches of a swatch rather than after 3 inches of a hat.
And again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the yarn…it’s just that this yarn and this stitch do not currently want to get all tangled up in each other.
But never fear, there’s more in the stash where this came from and I am persistent.
Oh now there…see…that’s much better.
And someone always asks, so like 99% of the time I just rip my swatches back out and reuse the yarn. I almost never keep them.
But once I’m pretty sure a yarn will work, I do block them. And when you rip blocked yarn, you need to soak it and let it dry to get the kinks out.