St. Brigid Gauge Swatch


I finished the gauge swatch for St. Brigid this morning. Using 4.25mm, 4.5mm and 5.0mm needles, I was able to achieve gauge on a US 7 needle. This is the same size needle used in the St. Brigid pattern so I was surprised when my gauge matched theirs with the same needle size – I usually have to adjust the needle size.

The next step is my cable swatch where I try out all the cable stitches used in the pattern. This will give me an opportunity to practice the stitches before starting the sweater, as well as letting me see how wide my sweater will be. If it is too wide, then I will go down a size.

I cut out all the charts and taped them to my trusty ‘magnetic’ board – an old cookie sheet. This is when the fun starts! So far I have been pleased with how the Cascade 220 is handling. Next, let’s see how it looks in my 94 st cable swatch.

4 Comments on “St. Brigid Gauge Swatch

  1. I absolutely love the design and shape of St. Brigid, I’m just too much of a wimp to start it. Maybe this fall. In the meantime, I’ll knit it vicariously through you.

  2. Your St Brigid is bound to turn out beautifully. Your swatch looks beautiful even though it is just a swatch. Do you take the time to wash and block the swatch? I’m sure you do because what would be the point if you didn’t. Unlike me who swatches and then thinks, close enough and rips it out. I don’t know why I don’t have the patience to do it the right way.

    Be looking for a package this week. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your 1 skein Pal

  3. Ditto what twig wrote ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Actually, I’m waiting for my FI phase to end and Arans to begin. But then again, I find Arans to be more “fussy” so I might have to wait a while though you might just give me the inspiration I need!

    I’m glad you got the help you wanted with Donegal.

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