Monday, November 26, 2007

Double duty swatch

Today I found myself progressing really slowly on my second Uzume sock so I decided to take a break and start on the mitten. This is the same brown and white mitten that I started a while ago but didn't swatch for. This time I swatched using 2.5 mm needles. It turned out well since I got both a fabric I like and the pattern's required gauge. Nice.

I actually knit a small steek into my swatch because I've promised to show my mother how steeking works when I'm home. Since I'm thinking of knitting some sort of colour work sweater with this Romney wool this swatch is also a chance to see how it holds up to being cut. I think it will be a lot like the Shetland jumper wool but we will see. Hurray for test swatches.

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