OK - I did not vote for these - but had another look at the tree jacket and began to get excited (doesn't take much sometimes does it?) So I went online yesterday and bought some lovely Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in crimson. Well Janette's Rare Yarn Shop pulled out all the stops and it arrived in the post this morning (WOW!) I'm also chuffed because it was reduced, and although I had to buy 2 bags of 10 balls, it cost the same as buying the 12 balls I needed elsewhere - so one of my daughters might get a tree jacket too! I really love the Debbie Bliss in teal, but just had to go for the cheaper option this time!
So...my question. I get so frustrated with swatching - if I do it I still seem to get the size all wrong! I think when I move onto circulars my tension goes all skewiff! So how do I swatch for this successfully??!! How big should I make the swatch; stocking stitch or garter; do I wash the swatch before measuring? What do you successful swatchers do?
And by the way - although I am not keen on the Juliet - I love the thought of it with a baby bump - it would look fantastic! I might get pregnant just to accessorize it properly! (just kidding of course!!)
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