Monday, June 17, 2013

|| Fruit Pickin' || Knit Swatches

Swatching makes my head spin.  The thought of making 4 inch square samples over and over until I land on the right one is a bit of a pain.  But I've learned that if I don't swatch, it takes me at least twice as long to find the right stitch pattern for whatever project I decide to tackle.

The truth is, yarn speaks a language of its own.   My trusty swatches showed me that this particular yarn loves texture.  Which I could not be happier about.  After trying several different patterns out, I landed on the texture (pictured below) that creates an amazing amount of contrast by simply mixing and  swapping purl and knit stitches.  Yarn details can be so simple and stunning up close.  And for me, simple is a must for summertime knitting.  

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