3 – Swatch for Matt’s Mittens

3 - Swatch for Matt's Mittens
Since I seem to be on a mitten roll these days, Matt asked me to knit him a pair of mittens too. They will have a robot on the front (his idea) and say “robot” in binary code on the back (my idea). He picked out this Patons Classic Wool in Leaf Green & Natural Mix to match his winter coat.
Gauge Swatch
Today I knit up a gauge swatch so I could start drawing the graph for the design. I knit the swatch in the round & binary code design to make sure the gauge would be accurate. Strangely it came out as 7 stitches & rows per inch instead of having more rows than stitches.

Do you swatch?

Handmade 365 2010- My goal is to spend time everyday working on something handmade for a year & photograph it.

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3 Comments to 3 – Swatch for Matt’s Mittens
    • Psychgrad
    • I hate swatches. I avoid them when possible and just go up a 1/4-1/2 needle size because I knit tightly. But, sometimes I pay the price for that.

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