stockinette and garter stitch in silk crepe

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: ColourMart fingering weight crepe style silk bakketta in dark navy
  • Tool: 3.75mm needles
  • Technique/Stitch: Garter stitch for 9 ridges and stockinette
  • Size:
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Notes about the yarn:

It feels crunchy and shiny straight off the cone. Not a good combination. It’s thick and thin with some pigtails (at least on the outside top end of the cone. I don’t really have much of an opinion about the yarn beyond it’s a nice string.

Notes about the swatch:

I was going to knit different swatches so that I could use different needles and compare apples not apples and oranges with a mixed sampler swatch. But I was curious how the knit fabric would feel so I jumped halfway. I thought I knew how I’d knit this up and now that I’m examining this steam blocked swatch I’m very unsure of my direction.

mitred square in zebra stripes

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Yarn Over New York Wave Hill in “rehearsal for launch“
  • Tool: 3.25mm
  • Technique/Stitch: Stairmaster Scarf by Jessie Ksanznak
  • Size:
  • Preblock gauge: 20 spi
  • Blocked gauge: 18 spi
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Notes about the yarn:

I’d been skeptical of this style of yarn. Jessie’s revised pattern nudged me to give it a shot. It’s subtle and fun.

Notes about the swatch:

this is the first square of the design and I decided to knit it and if I got gauge I’d keep going with the scarf. Imagine my surprise that I did on the first try.

Yet Lace Circle center-out

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Miss Babs Yet Lace (65% Merino; 35% Tussah Silk) in Wheaten colorway
  • Tool: unk, likely 2mm
  • Technique/Stitch:
  • Size: approximately 3.5 in / 8.9 cm diameter
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Notes about the yarn:

A beautiful two ply that’s a bit rustic. looks great in stockinette at a small gauge and likely will sing in lace.

Notes about the swatch:

Honestly I don’t recall knitting this swatch, I found it while cleaning up my studio. It’s likely several years old. This is a lovely fabric. I would like to intentionally swatch with this yarn again.

Plied North Ave – Garter Stitch

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Plied North Ave (100% non-superwash wool; 2-ply woolen spun; fingering weight 215 yd/197 m per 1.75 oz/50 g skein) in colorway Mister
  • Tool: 2.75mm
  • Technique/Stitch: Garter Stitch
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Notes about the yarn:

This is yummy. I picked up a scrap pack to try the yarn and different colours. They aren’t all ones I like and that’s ok. It blossoms beautifully with a quick steam block.

Notes about the swatch:

The yarn isn’t splitty at all and was very comfortable on 2.75 bamboo needles. It sings in garter stitch.
I can’t wait to swatch more stitches with it.

mini pinion (in progress)

  • Craft: Knit
  • Yarn/fiber: Lion Brand Bonbons in Party [601-650]
  • Tool: 2mm
  • Technique/Stitch: Pinion by Norah Gaughan in Knit Fold Pleat Repeat
  • Size: 13 sts wide
  • Preblock gauge: 3 repeats approx 10cm length
  • Blocked gauge:
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Notes about the yarn:

Not really sure what to do with this yarn (trade) and think this might be my solution.

Notes about the swatch:

3 repeats are about 10cm in length and I still have 6g of yarn remaining so I hope to get 9 repeats per color.. The st pattern took some getting used to and I see a wild swing in my gauge from knitting at home while watching TV to in the car on I-95. Need to count to see if I missed two rows of the fold or if my gauge is that much tighter.

3 repeats of Pinion pattern shown with fewer stitches on a black surface