The Complete Practice SwatchIt's done, sewn in and blocked out. And it's small.. and I knew that. The swatch started as a foray into fairisle practice, then slowly made its way to a steeking practice. I didn't have the right yarn for it, so I picked up a few balls of fingering weight Knitpick's Palette yarn just so I could play with it. I made it in the 34" size too... since I want to experience the whole she-bang once... figure out what I can do better if I had the actual DK weight yarn.. and where I should pay particular attention to.
Initially, I only wanted to show you this.
But I got carried away and stuffed myself into this too-small too-tight cut-off-my-circulation vest just for kicks... (yea I need to pay attention to picking up stitches.. see where it's wonky and holey? That's not gonna happen when I have my real yarn)
The giant practice piece here is better suited for a 32" bust.. if you use fingering weight yarn and sz 3 needles like I did. My next piece is so going to ROCK!
Edit: Silly me.. totally forgot the most important part. I followed Eunny's directions to the tee... her diagrams and instructions were very well-written and made this an easy knit. Can you knit and purl? Then you can knit fairisle! Eunny, thanks for the explicit instructions and impeccable pattern.