Hello, dear readers :)
This morning I tried to make a swatch. LOL. I hate to make swatches. But I did. (Okay Paula, you made me do this, LOL) After looking at two swatches, I couldn't tell the difference between using a size 4 needle and 3 needle.
This is the first edition of Jacqueline Fee's book, "The Sweater Workshop." Copyright 1983. I actually made myself a sweater using her instructions. A very long, long time ago.
I had the most beautiful wool from Canada. It was a color combination of a beautiful blue and black fleck. I did everything the book said to do.
The construction of the sweater was amazing, even the grafting of the underarm. I was thrilled. However, after I washed it, I screamed....the sweater was not the same. It had shrunk and I just about cried.
Now I know.
There is no place in the text that says to "dress" the swatch and THEN take the measurement. Okay, now I know better!
Her second edition did not mention it either.
So, today, I actually swatched!
This is a cone of 100% wool, and I have no idea from whence it came. LOL
I'm gonna use it though. I think there's enough yardage on the cone to make one sweater.
Swatch done and in it's bath. Will let it sit awhile, and take a measurement.
So on to the next project.
I'm still working on my granddaughter's sweater. Making the button bands now. Hopefully, I'll finish this off tonight.
Have a good evening!