Some tips and tricks for swatching, including how to knit an in-the-round swatch on a small, flat piece.
The yarns I used for the swatches is Australian Superfine Merino by Cleckheaton. For more information (including info on free shipping), visit their website.
The colors of Cleckheaton yarn I used are Soft Blue, Mid Navy, Coral, and Smoke.
Instructions for knitting the stockinette swatch:
(The number that your pattern lists as stitches over 4 inches = X)
Cast-on X, plus 10
Bottom Border: Knit every row for 9 rows (you will have 5 garter stitch ridges)
Row 1 (RS): Knit across all stitches
Row 2: K 5, P “X”, K 5
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you’ve worked the number of rows in your pattern states as 4 inches.
Top Border: Knit every row for 10 rows (5 garter stitch ridges)
Information on things you’ll see in the video:
The cowl I’m wearing is a new free pattern which will be released December 17 – watch for it!
The stitch pattern for the cabled coral swatch is called “Windswept”; from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, Volume 2, Cables.
The stitch pattern for the diagonal lacy pattern is called “Slanting Open-Work Stitch”; from Interweave Press Harmony Guides, Lace & Eyelets.
The little bamboo marking pins I use can be found here.
The circular needles I use in the video are by Knitter’s Pride/Knit Pro.
The watch ring I’m wearing is by Davis, and can be found here.
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Lupita”.