Dirty, Rotten, No Good, Lying Piece of Swatch!


Wool and Chocolate

Swatches lie. Big time. I only swatch when it is absolutely necessary, and this time it was absolutely necessary. I made a great swatch. A beautiful swatch. A swatch to base an entire sweater pattern upon. Behold, the gorgeous swatch!

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Upon this swatch I placed my trust. I measured and figured and planned an entire sweater in fingering weight yarn. I cast on hundreds and hundreds of stitches. I knit inches upon inches of 1×1 ribbing! Then I gleefully and confidently began knitting my colorwork pattern, the same colorwork pattern that I designed and swatched until it was perfect.

And this is what it got me.

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This is my horrible, decietful swatch sitting atop my sweater. The difference in size may seem small at first glance. So, it’s off a few rows, so what? But let me give it to you straight, with numbers that do not lie.

My swatch…

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About Tricraftual

I love all things craft related. I knit, crochet and needlepoint and make beautiful things. I see a future of limitless possibilities in the world of craft!

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