Swatch Crazy

Being a bit obsessive compulsive about certain things, I am re-swatching.

I was not quite satisfied with the Cascade 220 yarn. I felt as if I were fighting every stitch (through sixteen swatches) as well as having a problem with splitting. In over thirty years of crochet and knitting, splitting yarn has never been a problem for me. I know many people love Cascade yarns, I also know I won’t be using it again.

I found some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes on sale at my LYS and already feel calmer as I begin redoing my swatches. This yarn is happy to help me achieve master knitter status.

Moral of the story: always listen to the yarn! If it is fighting you, try something else.

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6 Responses to Swatch Crazy

  1. I adore all things Knit Picks

  2. Mistine says:

    I’m using bulky Wool of the Andes and I’m loving the yarn as I knit it into an afghan.

    Good luck with your swatches!

  3. Forest So Green says:

    If the yarn was splitting, you definitely needed to find better quality. I assume you want to show your best work for the swatches, Annie

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