Swatch Done

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Swatch Done!

I am participating in a knit along on the Knit it Now Ravelry group.  The pattern for the knit along is the Ruffled Cardigan from Knit it Now.  After making several swatches on my SK860 mid-gauge machine, I finally broke down and ordered some yarn.  I was trying to knit from my stash, but none of the yarns seemed to work well for the pattern.  The ruffled lace border on cardigan is knit in tuck stitch.  The tuck stitch is knit at a higher tension than the stockinette stitch.  Most of the yarns I swatched from my stash did not make a nice soft tuck stitch.  The yarns were worsted and towards the higher end of the tension dial just when knit in stockinette stitch, so I could not knit the tuck at +2 tension.  The yarn I ordered is a 100% wool from the Yarn Barn.  So far I have knit the back and one of the fronts of the cardigan.  I hope to have most of the knitting done by Friday and can work on blocking and sewing the pieces together over the weekend.

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