Friday, February 8, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Swatching and Purling

After I ripped out my Bandana Cowl last week, I spent some time swatching and practicing a proper purl stitch.


Still 4 stitches per inch (too big), but the stockinette looks much better.


This one gave 3 stitches per inch.

Both swatches were made on the same needles.

I only have one skein of this Malabrigo in the SFO Sky Colorway.  It's quite soft and I think will feel nice in a cowl.  So I am trying again.


Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

7 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I like the second colorway...and squooshy yarn is always the best...glad you were able to work out the purl stitches..

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The yarn is beautiful, greys are super

Vivian said...

For a practice, your stitches are very even. It will be easy once your hands get used to it.

Voie de Vie said...

Nice practicing, but I'm more intrigued with the blanket underneath. Did someone make it for you?

Kathryn Ray said...

The blanket is a Guatemalan quilt that we acquired at the Santa Fe Flea Market in New Mexico many years ago.

Cathy said...

I love both of your practice pieces, each has its own merit. Good luck with your cowl!

WonderWhyGal said...

That yarn does looks very smooshy. Hooray for swatching.