To Swatch or Not to Swatch....
... that is the question
... it depends
... it depends on what the project is
future baby sweater
future baby bib
A gauge swatch can be a good thing. It can tell you if the yarn/color is right for the stitch/project you're planning on knitting. It can tell you if you'll like knitting with the yarn.
You definitely do NOT want to knit a sweater and sew it all together and try it on and find out it doesn't fit!
A gauge swatch is your friend. So I've heard.
But I know I am not the only one out there who has knitted a gauge swatch, danced with glee when the gauge is correct, knitted the project and then find something is not quite right. (the fit, the color, the pattern, etc)
But I still persist in knitting a gauge swatch for certain fitted items. [sigh]
and finally for today...
update on fingerless "Woven" mitts