Thursday, November 05, 2009

As I Suspected

I did a quick "on the needle" wash of the swatch scarf. As anticipated, the pattern stitch did open up, indeed rather more than I had anticipated.

It makes a rather cool lattice look, and I think I'll go ahead and finish the scarf (despite the somewhat ragged looking edges). But for a blanket I would definitely drop the needle size.

Moral of the story: always wash and block your swatch. Which I did. Because this is the swatch.


Elizabeth said...

I like how it opened up!

I'm constantly amazed at how hard it is to get some folks to swatch, let alone wash the swatch! But really, you don't know what you'll get with some yarns and some stitches until the whole thing gets wet and relaxes.

junior_goddess said...

I hate to swatch. That looks really pretty!