My beautiful yarn came in from Jems Luxe Fibers so I’m swatching for the Fireworks 4 Day KAL today! Look below for a peek at the colorway I ordered. If you are just joining us, get all the Fireworks KAL details here.
If this is your first time swatching, here are a few of tips.
- Use your size 6 needles because you want to use the needles you’re going to use for the body of the sweater.
- Cast on more than 20 stitches. The edges tend to warp a little bit, so you won’t get an accurate measurement if you count the stitches on the edge.
- Your swatch should be a little more than 4″ x 4″ of stockinette stitch (k on one side, p on the other). There’s no “right” way to do it other than that. But if you like specific directions, I’ll post row by row directions below.
- Notice the gauge says the swatch should be “blocked.” For the most accurate gauge, wash your block the same way you’ll wash your finished piece. When you wash different fibers, they may grow or shrink, so you’ll definitely want to take that into account for your sweater.
Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy swatching!
Cast on 28 sts.
Row 1: (K1, P1) across.
Row 2: (P1, K1) across.
Rpt rows 1 & 2.
Row 4: (K1, P1) twice, K 20, (K1, P1) twice.
Row 5: (P1, K1) twice, P 20, (P1, K1) twice.
Rpt rows 4 & 5 thirteen more times.
Rpt rows 1 & 2 twice. Bind off.
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