Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Swatching Sunday: Cascade 220

For the record, I did swatch this on Sunday, during the Oscars. I'm just now getting around to posting it.

Would you believe I've been knitting this long and I've never used Cascade 220? At least I hadn't until Sunday.

Both of these swatches were knit using Cascade 220 in Christmas Red 8895 and Black 8555 and aluminum needles from my Boye Needlemaster. They are unwashed and unblocked.

This first swatch is a basic gauge swatch. The bottom section is knit with US size 7 and is about 9 stitches per 2 inches and about 7 rows per inch. The middle section is knit with US size 6 and is about 10 stitches per 2 inches and 7 rows per inch. The top section is knit with US size 5 and is about 10.5 stitches per 2 inches and 7 rows per inch.

You read that right. All the row counts are about the same.

This swatch is knit with US size 5, and is in the classic Ballband Dishcloth pattern. (Csn you believe I've never knit one of those, either?)

2 comments:

Heather Swan said...

I keep looking at the red and black thing, and all I keep thinking is....

Must... Play... Mario...

Those look exactly like the bricks in Mario Brothers.

Jane Doe Jenn said...

Wow! I just bought that same Cascade yarn and color at my local yarn store the other day! I'm going to knit my first pair of mittens with it!

I found your blog from the scavenger hunt.