Sunday, 28 October 2007

Swatch for Pattern 7 in Let's Knit 12

This weekend I swatched for pattern 7 in Let's Knit 12. The gauge calls for:

27 stitches x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm in pattern A

And I got:
30 stitches x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm in pattern A (unstretched and unblocked)

Verdict: This is a very pretty pattern but it is unlikely I could do a whole sweater with twisted stitches (ktbl) and ptbl for an entire sweater. I think my hands would likely fall off before I completed the sweater. That said, perhaps someone else would like to knit the sweater and so I included the photo of my swatch for chart A above. The pattern as knit is quite stretchy but I am not a big fan of the large yarn overs on a sweater, maybe there is a trick to make them looks smaller. I used size 4mm (US 6) needles with Lana Grossa Merino 2000 Superfein in color 510. This is a very light sport weight yarn and I think the needle size is a bit large for it. In any case, this was a very fun swatch to knit with the wrong side being charted out as well; I did not get bored!

Next I will swatch for Pattern 8 (a vest) and Pattern 10 (a cardigan) in the same Let's Knit 12. In the magazine they are both knit up in black but I will probably swatch in a lighter color.


Silvia said...

looks great but indeed a lot of work :).
Please post the next swatches as well - very good reference for anyone willing to try the same pattern.

best wishes,

May said...

Don't give up! Gaako is working on it. You can see her blog at:

Judith said...

have you tried knitting this without twisting the sts.? (not only a lot of work, but I bet it makes a fairly stiff garment), it still will make a very pretty pattern I think.

Fabienne said...

Judith: yes the back of the work has what the pattern looks like without twisted stitches and it doesn't look nearly as awesome. That said, there are a ton of other great lace/cable patterns in Let's Knit 12 that don't use twisted stitches so I will be swatching those next.

knitbunnie said...

Hi, If you don't like the big holes made by YOs, don't do a YO in the working row where it says to make it, but pick up between the stitches, where the YO should have been made on the next row. That way, there's just a tiny bit less yarn in the stitch.