|Glitzy Ruffle Scarf|
|"Niven" Shawlette Nora Gaugahn Vol 13|
Having misjudged my size (1" larger) and gauge (only off a teeny bit but...) so that "Niven" doesn't fit me particularly well (it sits on my shoulders but the width of my back means I can't comfortably fasten it in front), I thought I'd actually do a gauge swatch for this next project, it being made with stash yarn and therefore no longer available should I run short (yes, I got it that long ago).
Must be all this City & Guilds sampling stuff; I've made not one swatch, but two.
First, I made one in Classic Elite's Skye Tweed.
I liked it well enough to do 23 rows of the collar pattern (this booklet's patterns are all top down and like Niven, this one begins with the collar)...but the fabric created by those rows felt a bit stiff and heavy, so I decided to try my next stash selection: Jo Sharp's Silkroad DK Tweed.
Here's how the swatches compare with the required gauge/tension for the pattern:
|Colour #401 - Celestine|
- Required: 18 stitches and 25 rows to 4" in stockinette with the larger of the two sets of needles (5.5 mm).
- Skye Tweed: 17 stitches and 23 rows to 4".
- DK Tweed: 18 stitches and 24 rows to 4".
I've now cast on for the collar (again) on a second set of 5.5 mm needles and will compare the two fabrics when I get the first 23 rows done.
By WIP Wednesday, I'll have a fresh report on from the quilting studio. See you then!