Saturday, July 28, 2012

This will be a sweater in 17 days

I am embarking on yet another seemingly impossible knitting journey.
As part of the games with the "Ravellenics" moniker, I decided to join team MINE, which sprang from the Selfish Knitters Group on Ravelry. Ok, now that we have the specifics, let's get to the knitting.

I swatched (gasp) for the Dahlia Cardigan today. The goal was to get 24 stitches over 4 inches. I used size 3,4,and 5 needles to make my swatch. Unblocked, the size 3 needle puts me in line with the gauge I need. I am waiting for the swatch to dry so that I can measure it again. I'm using Manos del Uruguay Serena in the Zinnia color way. This is a mix of cotton and baby alpaca. It feels really soft. I'm just hoping that it doesn't grow too much after the wet blocking.

1 comment:

Yarndancer said...

I like the sweater - it's going to look gorgeous in your yarn!