I remember very well when I decided I wanted to design knitwear. It was close to the holidays so I was gifted quite a few design books, and I was so excited and grateful. I delved right into Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting – and by delving I mean that I skipped straight to the second half of the book, which was all about design. And stopped cold. Once upon a time, you may have hated knitting gauge swatches. But that… Read more »

The Catalina Beach Sweater Knit Along starts next week! (Do you need the details and sign up info??) And, of course, the question inevitably comes up of the best yarn substitutes, and, with that, gauge swatching. I did a quick poll on social media and in my facebook group, and I found that pretty much everyone hated it. And I do get it. I hate swatching for a lot of projects. But sometimes it’s necessary. And sometimes it can even… Read more »