Created by: arachne_knits
Project

Fearless Hat Swatch

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. 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!

You Can Make This

arachne_knits made Fearless Hat Swatch with:

Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked

Online Class

Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked

with Amy Detjen

  • 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.

Project Description

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. 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!

Q&A with arachne_knits

Sheri Lea asked:
Love the colors! Wool of the andes is one of my favorite yarns. I couldnt get the cascade yarns either.
arachne_knits answered:
Thanks! Happy knitting ; )
Barnesie asked:
How beautiful! Great color choices...fabulous job.
arachne_knits answered:
Thanks - it was fun!