Saturday, August 14, 2010

Make Your Swatch Useful

You may already do this but I have to admit, I hadn't thought of this great idea.

Lisa of North Dakota is going to knit the Allegan Sweater in Clara Parkes book, The Knitter's Book of Wool. She found a hat pattern on Ravelry that uses the same Farrow Rib as does the sweater and used that pattern for her swatch.

Cute hat design and now a useful swatch. It is knit in our Lilac Heather. Thanks Lisa for the great idea.


WonderWhyGal said...

Good idea!
I've been making rectangles of the same size out of my roving swatches. I plan on piecing them all together to make a handspun quilt displaying all the creations from my farm.

The hat is a great idea too. I found an adorable pattern on that uses all the leftover handspun yarn too to make an adorable slouch hat. That's my next project after I finish 10 other projects in queue. Oh, you know that one will jump to the top.

Cute display with the gumball machine too.

Barbara Marr said...

The quilt is a great idea, too. Definitely an heirloom kind of telling a story about your farm. Hope you piece some of it together to share, you can add as you spin/knit.