An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Swatch, Calculate, Knit
While I was contemplating the next row of my doily, I started on a cardigan for my granddaughter. Winter is approaching in the Southern Hemisphere! I knitted a few swatches, trying out different ideas, mainly from the book 'stashbuster knits' by Melissa Leapman - I wish I'd owned the book when I ran a knitting business. In the end I didn't go with any of the patterns in the book, but there was a fairisle pattern there that reminded me of a slipped stitch brick pattern that I've used before. I knitted a swatch of it, measured it carefully and then worked out a stitch count from the measurements my daughter sent. I'm knitting the cardigan in one piece up to the armholes so that I won't have to match up the brick pattern at the sides. The plan is to tat by day and knit in the evenings.