Friday, September 14, 2007

Swatching Mr. Joe

My yarn for Tangled Yoke came yesterday. It's Mr. Joe Blanket in the color Stone from Elann. I swatched it with needles sizes 4 & 5. 5 is a tad bigger than gauge and 4 is a tad smaller in stockinette. 5 is right on the ribbing part though, so I think I'll go with that. The fabric is a quite a bit looser feeling on the 5s but that will probably be a plus in the warm climate here. 4 looks a bit smoother but I honestly don't know if I'd have enough yarn if I used the 4s and it would take so much longer. This yarn is a tiny bit thick and thin anyway, so it's probably not going to have a totally smooth look anyway. So far, I really like it. Now I just have to figure out what size I need!

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