Swatching! Since starting my blog one of the things I wanted to get more diligent about is swatching. For years I never swatched, too eager to cast on and start making the next pair of mittens or scarf or whatever it was. Most of the time it worked out ok, but then there were some giant floppy socks and strangely fitting hats. Once I started knitting garments I realised it was a step I couldn’t miss. There’s nothing worse than spending all that time and energy and money on knitting a jumper to end up with something that doesn’t fit or sit right.

Luckily, I soon found out I really like swatching! This is good as once I started designing my own knits it really is the first stage, you get all your info from your chosen swatch and it’s lovely to see your ideas in front of you with a finished piece of fabric. The above photo is a swatch I finished earlier in the week for a yoked jumper I’m planning. I’m so happy with how it’s looking and my colour combo! The yarn is Mabel & Ivy Supersoft from Tangled Yarns. It’s their in house yarn and it’s so lovely! Hopefully I’ll have my jumper on the needles soon and more to show you!