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