Sunday, September 21, 2008

Swatching Sunday: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport

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I've been skipping Swatching Sunday, and today's swatch is a bit anemic. I'm going to frog it anyway.

This week I'm taking Staci's Tapestry Cowl class at The Knitting Nest. This is a gauge swatch, although I'm not sure how doing colorwork and double knitting will affect the gauge. I did swatch in the round, using magic loop.

I used US Size 2 Addi Turbo needles and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport.

I actually got 6.5 stitches per inch instead of the 6 stitches per inch I need for the pattern. I'm not sure what to do next, since I'm not sure how my gauge will change on the actual project. However, Addis are made in Europe, so they are actually 3.0 mm in diameter, which is between US Size 2 and US Size 3. (Here's a chart.) That explains why I didn't get the 6 stitches to an inch gauge that I usually seem to get with US Size 2 needles.

Hmmmm. I'll have to think about this.

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