My current work in progress:

1. Ashburn, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Woolfolk Tynd in colorways 6, 7, and 8 on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Swatching

Even though I still have quite a lot of knitting to do on my denim jacket, I’ve been thinking ahead to my next project and have been knitting swatches as part of the design process. Here’s a “big” cable:

Cable083112 240x143 Swatching

Here is a panel of “mini” honeycomb stitch:

Honeycomb083112 240x143 Swatching

And here is a filler stitch:

SandStitch083112 240x143 Swatching

I’m going to put these three elements together for my next project.

The honeycomb stitch I swatched is a honeycomb made up of 2-stitch cables. I thin k I will instead do a larger honeycomb with 4-stitch cables. I think it will “go” better with the main cable. So I’ll re-swatch that piece and see how it looks with the big cable.

Lucy doesn’t really care.

Lucy090512 240x160 Swatching

Comments

  1. I agree–the larger honeycomb will balance better with your large cable, and offset the “filler” stitch better.

    I hope it’s a lovely jacket. :-)

  2. I love the honeycomb whatever size you choose..very nice!

  3. I like the honeycomb pattern, very pretty!
    FoFo´s last blog post ..UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. It looks like the beginning of a neat design.
    Molly by golly´s last blog post ..WIP Wednesday: Swatch Mania!

  5. Oh but I care!!! Silly Lucy.

  6. Love the designs and that green yarn. Can’t wait to see what it will be!

  7. Wow , really like the look of all 3 stitches you have chosen, especially the cable sample, can’t wait to see what you knit up. Loving the progress on your knitted denim :-)

  8. That Lucy. You’d think she’d at least fake an interest. Cats! All they care about is sitting on the end result.

  9. I have a number of patterns I’m interested in with honeycomb patterns. I am looking forward to seeing this one take shape.
    Seanna Lea´s last blog post ..fe fi FO fum… yeah, I finished something!

  10. Love everything about it! The color, the magnificent cable, and other stitches…can’t wait to see how it all works up together!

  11. Sounds like a beautiful project!:)
    brandi´s last blog post ..Oh The Fiber – Marvelous Manx Loaghtan Wool

  12. What is the yarn??

  13. Lynne in Florida says:

    I’m beginning to sense a new ‘Wendy Knits’ book in the offing. Will it be ‘Aran’, or ‘Cables’, or simply ‘Texture’? I have a weakness for those lovely woven cable things – they look so Renaissance to me.

  14. I especially like the Large Cable.

  15. Ah swatching!
    Cleo14´s last blog post ..Identity Crisis

  16. Cool! Looking forward to seeing those three in a pattern together.
    madonnaearth´s last blog post ..Finished Swirly Gig hat, dishtowel

  17. southparknitter says:

    I’m loving your outerwear knits. I wear cardigans and vests in the winter here instead of a coat.

  18. I know you have a job, and you must sleep sometimes, what I can’t figure out is when!
    Cindy in un-Happy Valley´s last blog post ..What I did on my summer "vacation".