Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sizzle Swatch

Hi guys. I am so excited about the choices for this KAL, I'm doing both patterns. I was never one for making decisions...

Anyway, I got my sizzle yarn today and got down to swatching. I am using the recommend yarn - silk bijou. My gauge is off... the pattern gauge is 20 sts/4 inches. I am getting 24 sts/4 inches, which is what kpixie says I should get with this yarn. I'm going to try another swatch using size 8 needles, but I was wondering if anyone else was having gauge issues. I'm worried the 8's will be too big (make the fabric too hole-y). Does anyone know how this yarn behaves after blocking?

(This is killing me guys. I hate swatching. I wanna get to sizzling.)

2 comments:

Wendy said...

You know, I came up with around 22 at first, but as I worked with the pattern, it loosened up a lot. You are probably fine working with around size 7 or 8 needles, unless you knit very, very tightly...

ChiaLea said...

Wash the swatch and see what you come up with. If you like the look of the fabric you're ending up with, just tweak the pattern for use the numbers for a larger size. (As I haven't bought the pattern, I can't help you figure out which size you'd want.) If you end up with a fabric that's too see-through, you'll probably be exposing a bit more than you intended...