Friday, July 31, 2009
what the swatch shows
I took my concerns about the "rope-y" feel of this yarn to some of the dyers on Ravelry. Their suggestion? Swatch, wash and block, and then decide. Well that's sensible, isn't it? So that's exactly what I did. Knit a dozen or so rows of rib, soaked for half an hour or so in Eucalan, and laid flat to dry. What a difference! The softness and squishiness typical of Merino wool is back. I'm so very relieved. And a little embarrassed - I guess I'm doomed to learn the importance of swatching over and over again.
... running off to cast on my first Glynis sock ...