Matching, take five

Yarn and pattern matching, take five!

I think we have our winner. This has the scale I want, it has the stitch definition I want. It has the color vibe I want. I think we’re golden.

Now, that doesn’t mean I’m done swatching (there’s at least one more to come where I work out some gauge questions and a few more last minute options). But it is the end of the ‘which yarn do I like best’ swatching.

You can see I started to make some of the changes I talked about last time (fitting the ribbing to the faux cable a bit better, looking at some options for what comes between the cabled bits to see what I like best). And I think I know what I want to do.

But before I cast on, I need to do one more really good swatch (meaning a swatch with the needles I want to use, in the round, with the stitch modifications I want to use) to double check sizing. Because this swatch had too many experiments and variations to be reliable for that.

But we’re almost almost almost done with swatching (probably only one more to go), and soon we’ll be on to the actual knitting.

(Once again, if you’re wondering what’s going on, swing back through the recent posts showing swatches like this to follow along.)