Monday, September 16, 2013

TKGA Master Knitting 1 Check-In

Swatching, Swatching, Swatching! That's my new chant. I feel like I'm swatching all the time. 

I've completed 4 of the 16 swatches so far. I am not 100% that any of these are finalists but I decided to move on and start working on the remainder of the swatches before circling back to see if I need to redo any of my work. If I don't keep plowing ahead, I have a strong feeling I'd get in a cycle of analysis paralysis and I'd never make any progress!

Swatch #1 


The directions for this swatch are to knit a swatch with K2P2 ribbing for a few inches and then complete in Garter Stitch. I've done this one a few times because I had some issues figuring out how much Cascade 220 grew when blocked. I think I have it figured out now as this swatch is now the correct size. 

Swatch #2


This swatch's directions call for a K1P1 ribbing  for a few inches and then finish in stockinette stitch. I did this swatch first because it was easier to figure out how my yarn reacted to blocking. Again, I did a few of these before finally saying this swatch was fine. I tried a few different blocking methods on the other swatches before settling on my current method. 

Swatch #3


This has to be my least swatch! This swatch is done in seed stitch which sounds easy until you realize how hard it is to get the stitches just right. I have a strong feeling that I'll be doing this one again. I feel like there are holes. I might be imagining things or not. Either way, I'll review this one later. 

Swatch #14


This swatch has to be done in the same yarn as swatches 1, 2, and 3 so I decided to tackle it before the other ones. This is a horseshoe cable and I loved knitting it. I only knitted it twice and I really like it. 

Whew! I still have 12 more swatches to attack and I hope they aren't as hard as these have been. I know most of my questions regarding yarn have been answered so I'm feeling a wee more confident. I also need to get down my thoughts for the blocking report and answer a few questions. 
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