Summer Tweed

All I can say is that the secret project is finished!  I enjoyed the process, but I'm ready for something new.  That means it's full speed ahead for the summer knits.

Here's a swatch of my Summer Tweed in the Rush colorway:

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Mmmm.  So.  Yummy.  I love the look, I love the feel, and strangely enough I love the smell.  The twisted stockinette is a little bit tight on the needles, but not unbearbly so.

You might be wondering why I'm swatching again, if you remember the swatch of the leftover Summer Tweed.  Long-time blog readers know that I'm swatch obsessed.  So concerned am I about accurate gauge counting that I don't trust my gauge from project to project or from colorway to colorway.  I have learned that it never hurts to swatch and wash.  It's much easier to do an extra swatch than to rip out a missized knit.

To paraphrase The Harlot (p 91), never underestimate your knitting's ability to punish over confidence.

 

That's one good-looking swatch! What kind of border are you on the bottom and sides? I need to do a bunch of swatches for a class.

Looks highly-textured: I like it! I'm sure you can't wait to get started, and perhaps you already have :).

I agree, I've found that the same yarn in two different colorways can behave very differently. This swatch is gorgeous, so organic looking. I want to touch it! :)

nice swatch! Someday I need to try this Summer Tweed..

I'm glad you noticed the smell, guess what? It never goes away, no matter how many times you wash it.

There is nothing strange about loving the smell of Summer Tweed -- it's so wonderful.

Oh yes, I'm gathering my courage to swatch soon. It's like icky vitamins where you know it's good for you, but you don't always do it.

You're like the anti-me. :) I swatch a 2"x2" non-swatch and think I'm good to go. The fact that I never really figure out my gauge once I've knit said swatch says a lot about me.

I'm quite envious of your swatching though. :)

 

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