I'm totally late to the party on this one, but once again I saw this on Lladybird's blog (yes, I have a girl-crush on Lladybird and I stock her blog) and I knew I just had to knit it! It's ravelry famous Central Park Hoodie. Here's the colorway I chose. It's the Tahki Yarns Donegal tweed Shade 882, which they call "Goldenrod."
|My new yarn!|
In honor of the gorgeous part of the country in which I live, I'm renaming this the Central Oregon Hoodie and calling my colorway "Sagebrush." In the spring the sage blooms and has gorgeous tiny flowers that are exactly this color! I started swatching today. Is to swatch a verb? Who cares? I'm using it as one.
|Sagebrush in full bloom near my house. It really looks like this yarn, doesn't it?|
Here's the swatch sample I started today at work. I only had a chance to do 4 rows. And then, oops! I realized I'm actually knitting on a size 6 needle and the swatch should be on an 8! Oh well. I can switch easily enough to an 8 for my stockinette gauge test. I've only just done the garter border which doesn't really count anyhow.
|Oh yeah, swatching is the bomb!|
I was discussing gauge swatches with my Mom and she was asking me wasn't I worried about running out of yarn if I cut off the gauge swatch and block it? With a cardigan this large I figure I'd better swatch or I'd be really sorry later. I guess I just figured if I ran that low I could just pull out the swatch and use it as a last resort. I'm not sure how that would work, though, after blocking. Has anyone tried that before? What are the results? Since I bought this yarn online, I'm not sure I could get a matching dye-lot from another order. Hmmm. It's so damn pricey I really didn't want to buy an extra hank just to have enough for a swatch. I guess time will tell.