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Fearless Hat Swatch

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Beacuse Amy says- swatch cap #1

Created in this Craftsy class

Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked taught by Amy Detjen

Simplify stranded colorwork to knit striking sweaters you'll wear with glee! Find out how fun and friendly stranded colorwork sweaters are when Amy Detjen is your guide.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Yarn Weight Sport (5 ply)
Style Traditional
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What needles did you use? US 4 / 3.5 mm

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What materials did you use? Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Haze Heather, Ameythst Heather and Baltic Heather. The needle size is too big and the gauge was way off. The stitches turned out sloppy, too. The ribbing is particularly loose.

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What are you most proud of? I figured out the chart had a mistake in it and corrected the knitting on my own. I'm also happy with the colors, since I couldn't get the Cascade yarns.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I had trouble with tension and gauge and checked out the class questions and answers. In one of the answers, Amy suggested that a change in size AND material (metal to wood, etc.) can change tension, gauge and rows. I tried wooden needles 2 sizes smaller and my next swatch is much better looking and is accurate for both gauge and rows. Be sure to read through the questions and answers. Someone else may have/had the same issues and the answer may already be there!

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Love the colors! Wool of the andes is one of my favorite yarns. I couldnt get the cascade yarns either.

03/09/2014 Flag

Thanks! Happy knitting ; )

03/15/2014 Flag

You did a great job with colors! I'm awfully impressed!

05/21/2014 Flag

How beautiful! Great color choices...fabulous job.

09/02/2016 Flag

Thanks - it was fun!

09/02/2016 Flag