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swatching the night away…

pink SOS swatchSo, I joined the “Secret of the Stole” knit-along and the first assignment was to swatch, which I did.  I had some stash Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in peppermint heather and (oddly) a few strings of freshwater seed pearls and voila, swatch number one, which I quite like.  It was knit on the recommended US4 needles.

gray SOS swatchNever content to leave well enough alone…

Knit had a sale. So, while I was loading up on Noro Silk Garden at 50% off (woo-hoo!), I noticed Merino Oro. Of course that was not on sale, but at $16 for 1375 yds who cares?  Now, the Oro is a good bit thinner than the Alpaca Cloud (really cobb weight, I think), but I was curious, so enter swatch number two (on US1.5s).
So, what do you think? Gray or pink?

SOS swatches scale  SOS swatches

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10 thoughts on “swatching the night away…

  1. I’m doing mine in Merino Oro, too, but I swatched with a US 3, and it gave me a lacy fabric with enough stitch definition to please finicky me. I like the grey heather, but it does look pretty small. I do have to say though, I wet-blocked my swatch and it did bloom just a wee bit, if that helps you make your decision (it didn’t close the holes, it just made the yarn look just a little more fluffy).

    Good luck with deciding. I like the pink with the pearls.
    Miss Knotty

  2. I like both, but the grey one in particular. I like how the solid parts look a little more solid which lets the lacey parts stand out. BUT…the pink is gorgeous too!!

  3. Knowing that it is slated to be a festive new years project, I like the gray the best.

    Good bead placement, I could not figure out where the heck to put mine in my swatch. Wish I had thought of your arrangement.

    I think you did a great job.

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