1) Mock Cables
2) Double Diamond Panel
3) Ridge and Furrow Panel
SWATCH 1: Mock Cables
This swatch lays flat and is very elastic.
But I didn't enjoy working these at all. I think real cables are much much easier because you only have to keep track of which row is your cable row and the rest of the time you're just doing ribbing. In this stitch, you have to keep track of where your purls are going at all times.
|Mock Cable Swatch|
SWATCH 2: Double Diamond Panel.
How long has it been since I've found a mistake in this book? 3 pages ago? Yeah. This swatch looks basically like a seeded diamond in the book.
|Double Diamond Panel Swatch|
Other than the fact that I liked the picture in the book better, there were no problems with this swatch. I imagine it running down the length of a gansey, or running width-wise around a hat. It was very easy to keep track of what row I was on with these. Even with a few extra selvedge stitches thrown in I was able to see the pattern forming and could follow along easily.
SWATCH 3: Ridge and Furrow
I was very surprised that this was my favorite swatch, both to work and to look at.
|Ridge and Furrow Panel|
row 1: p1,k1
row 2: k1, p2
row 3: p1, k3
row 4: k1, p4
row 5: p1, k5
row 6: k1, p6
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6
It was so easy!
I wish I had made a bigger swatch of this, but I didn't feel like casting on 30 stitches. Now I see that it does pull in some and that it would have been just fine with 30.
So that's it for this week. Next week I have to do:
1) Ladder Panel
2) Steps Panel
3) Anchor Motif.
And in completely unrelated news, look at the yarn I dyed.
I first dyed it with Lipton tea to get an ugly skin color, then over-dyed it with dark and neon blue food coloring to get this subdued hue. Yum. :)