The most important thing when knitting is gauge. I know this, and its something thats repeated in every single pattern ever written, because its true.
So on the topic of gauge, I did all my calculations and mini swatches, trying to figure out what yarn I needed to use. I thought I had it, knowing full well I would swatch once I got the yarn. So I bought some lovely Karabella Margrite and knit a swatch. WOW! this yarn is sooooo soft and smooth its almost creepy. I love it! .... only its not the right gauge :-(
I couldn't wait any longer, I had to see if my pattern was even on the right track, so i grabbed some cotton from my stash, its a worsted weight, to at least get started with checking the details of the pattern, till my next excursion to the yarn store. Worsted seems right.
Then, I'll feel good giving the final pattern a go in the lux yarn(TBD)...
(p.s. Its been really interesting figuring out this pattern. This will be my first written out pattern. I've designed stuff before, but on scrap paper and stickies for immediate use. Its fun making a legible pattern and thinking about what info needs to be written and not left in my brain.)
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