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I usually just do a row or two of garter when changing needles sizes on a gauge swatch. Your method is better.

Since I'm an avid sock knitter, I have a long running "sock tube" where I swatch all of my sock projects. One of these days it's gonna be a great scarf. Till then, it's a fun memory chart of the socks I've knitted. Must remember to record all hang tag data and remove tags before wearing!

Thanks for another informatvie post.

Mary Tess

Excellent and very informative as is usual with you. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a helpful and detailed blog. I don't use price tags on my swatches but write the details on a small sheet of paper and staple it directly to the swatch from the back so that the flat part of the staple is on the swatch and the prongs grip the paper. The paper supplies plenty of room for information and, with all my swatches stored in a ziplock bag, if I used tags they would probably tangle. I love those tags for labeling partial balls of yarn, though.


Very helpful, as usual! Thank you for these wonderful posts.


I just want to commend you - and thank you - for all the time and effort you put into your site. You're a real help to me and, no doubt, anyone who comes across your information. Please don't ever stop!


This is the most detailed and complete essay on swatching I have ever read. Thank you very much!

Barbara Pitman

you are so helpful to a beginner. thank you for the time and effort you put into helping us.


love the idea of using an elongated stitch in between needle sizes! genius!

Miami Web Design

I love kniting, i sell my own creations thanks to you!
so don't stop blogging

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Well don't know whats going on but its not a Good way to do this. in my opinion we have to look again about this issue .

Miami Web Design

It is very interesting topic you've written here..The truth I'm not related to this, but I think is a good opportunity to learn more about it… And as well talk about a different topic to which I used to talk with others..

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