Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Swatching for Sweater #4

Last night I finished swatching for my fourth sweater, which will be White Pine by Amy Christoffers. I have been fretting over what sweater to make next, but I think this one will be good because it's a longer cardigan and I certainly don't want to be knitting something that big in summer.

I'm using some yarn I bought at the Madison Knitter's Guild Knit-In that I went to earlier this month. It's called Softie by Kimmet Croft Fibers and it's a 75% wool 25% angora blend. It's listed as a sport weight on Ravelry, but I think it's a lot heavier than that. It knits up like a light worsted or dk yarn. As part of the display at the Knit-In, the yarn was knit up as a Wonderful Wallaby sweater, which calls for a worsted yarn. 

The main thing that matters is that I was able to get gauge using the recommended needle size. It makes a somewhat airy fabric, but I think that will be beneficial because I can wear it more often.

The color is called blue-green shimmer.

9 comments:

  1. It's going to be gorgeous! I knit a White Pine a few months back and LOVE it! The pattern is repetitive enough to take to memory, but interesting enough to keep a knitter from boredom.

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  2. Great choice for your next sweater. Your swatch is stunning ... I love how you can see every little detail. Your White Pine is going to be lovely in that color.

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  3. I had never seen White Pine and now that I have, I love it. What a fantastic sweater. That color will look beautiful in that pattern.

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  4. I hadn't come across this cardigan before - it is lovely! I've clicked favourites in Ravelry - I'd love it for myself...
    Your yarn is a great colour. I'm looking forward to seeing how your White Pine turns out!

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  5. That is such a beautiful cardigan, it looks challenging, but the good kind of challenge, the kind that you will enjoy every step of the way. You've also picked a perfect color and yarn for it. This is certainly a project that I am looking forward to seeing progress.

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  6. Your swatch looks very soft and the color is great! Can't wait to see the progress!

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  7. If the swatch means anything about the sweater, than the sweater is going to be amazing! I love your color and pattern :)

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  8. This watch definitely deserved a post! Great color and cables! The cardi will surely be beautiful!

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  9. Such a beautiful color and it shows off the cables really well.

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