Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And the winner is….

Parcel! After posting about the challenges of finding the perfect sweater pattern, I bought some yarn and swatched and my gauge was spot on for this pattern. It doesn’t look like much so far, just a waistband and about 47 stitch markers, but it has so much promise!

The dreary winter doesn’t provide enough light for decent photos, but believe me, this yarn is a beautiful color! It’s Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK and it cost me a pretty penny but I’m hoping it will be worth it.

I’m glad to finally get started on this sweater, but I won’t celebrate yet. We all know that gauge swatches lie, especially when knitting in the round, so there’s a chance that I will have to rip out and restart. If I find that my gauge isn’t right and am tempted to just go forward because I’m making such good progress, please please do not allow that to happen! Remind me that I actually want to wear this sweater many many times after I finish it. This isn’t about process, it’s about product.

I’ll know in another inch or two. Wish me luck.

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