This week's swatches were:
1) Long Bobble Stitch
2) Trellis Pattern
3) Gooseberry Stitch
SWATCH 1: Long Bobble Stitch
I will forever remember that while I worked on this swatch I was watching Thomas & Friends "Misty Island Rescue." That is completely unrelated to the swatch and I apologize, but it's all I can see when I look at it.
|Long Bobble Stitch Swatch|
This swatch wasn't fun to make though. The "long bobbles" are created by knitting back and forth on five stitches for a few extra rows. I made a pretty glaring mistake in this swatch, but due to the not-fun-ness of it, I let it go.
SWATCH 2: Trellis Pattern
I did a sort-of trellis pattern when I was working on the Nancy and Judy shawl (recently deceased). The one featured in that shawl was much more attractive, however.
|Trellis Pattern Swatch|
I don't like that.
It's definitely right; the book shows it that way as well.
But I don't like it at all.
Let's see if I can dig up the ol' Nancy and Judy pics....
SWATCH 3: Gooseberry Stitch
This was my favorite swatch of the bunch. It actually reminded me of a hat from a magazine I tried to make for my niece one Christmas. It was the holiday Interweave from 2008. The hat on the cover, actually. I so desperately wanted to make it for my eldest niece and i had some pretty blue yarn and I wrote down every row and crossed them off when completed. I don't know what exactly happened.... I never finished the hat; I ripped it.
I wonder if it was lack of experience, or maybe gauge issues, or maybe the yarn (which was slightly variegated) was just wrong for the pattern. Maybe I should go back and make it now, with Fisherman's. The bobbles turn up really pretty in white...
Anyways here's my swatch:
|Gooseberry Stitch Swatch|
Anyways, that's all of my swatches for today.
1) Slipped Granite Stitch
2) Linen Stitch
3) Trinity Stitch