I have two ‘almost’ swatches to show you today. ‘Almost’ because the swatches are knit up, but they’re not seamed yet.
Here’s my new Swatch #2 – a reverse Stockinette swatch.
The rowing out is better, I think, although the camera is picking some up that I can’t really see in person. Weird. I think it will be acceptable. I’ll seam it up today and then decide if I need to re-knit it. Boy, level 2 so far for me is re-knit hell.
Here’s my Swatch #3 – Seed stitch.
I really don’t like seed stitch, and I ended up knitting these very slowly – because I took great care with my tension as I knit them. A ‘proper’ seed stitch (to pass the MK program, anyway!) has no visible holes between the knits and purls. To counter my normally loose purls when coming off a knit (a normal occurence – if you look at how the stitches work) I work a combined purl on seed stitch and ribbing and cables and such. (This page has a great video on combined purls. Although I knit English style instead of Continental, but it’s essentially the same.) Which means I have to pay particular attention to knit the stitches the correct way on the following row and not twist them. But it makes for a very nice and dense seed stitch. As long as I seam these up nicely I don’t think I’ll need to re-knit these. At least that’s something. 🙂