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April 09, 2005

T-Shirt Swatch

Before anything else is said, nona must congratulate Kimberly for completing her wonderful "Rutgers" nothin' but a t-shirt -- scroll down to her April 6th entry for pictures and her April 5th entry for a laugh!  She has plans for making a "Mets" t-shirt next.  Can Kimberly finish 2 before any of us finish 1?  Tania has also made lots of progress, unfortunately much of her knitting has also been frogged!  Tania is also cleverly using waste yarn as a row counter.

nona, like many of the other knit-alongers, is just finishing her swatch and is ready to cast on.  Be sure to also check out Anna's and Annette's swatches.  A lot of us using Calmer have found that the gauge changes after the swatch is blocked.  If you're using Calmer, please take the time to wash your swatch for predictable results.      

nona's swatch -- should I use brown or red as my trim?

It ends up that I like the Calmer knit a bit tighter than the pattern's gauge of 19 sts in 4 inches.  I'm either going to have to tweak the pattern or knit a size larger -- only a bit of number crunching will tell!

April 9, 2005 in Knit Along - nothin' but a t-shirt | Permalink


Personally, I like the red with the pink better than the brown... The brown is too charcoal-grey for my taste... I like my browns more chocolaty. I also think I prefer the sort-of tone on tone to so much contrast.

Posted by: Leisel | Apr 9, 2005 1:29:56 PM

I think the red is fun & summery as trim. After reading Kimberley's experience with the t-shirt length, and nona's swatch-wash recommendation, I'm a little concerned mine will be too long! I'm almost fisnished with front & back now. 'Tis after all only my 2nd knitted garment. Sigh.

Posted by: nona friend the oldest | Apr 9, 2005 4:44:15 PM

Yes, go with the red. There is still good contrast. The brown looks to stark...to dark, least in the photo.

Posted by: margene | Apr 9, 2005 5:31:38 PM

The red!

Posted by: Jessica | Apr 9, 2005 5:33:26 PM

I would choose the red.

Posted by: Elizabeth | Apr 9, 2005 8:05:40 PM

I think you should use the Brown!
No- I'm kidding, just to make you confused... ;-) I would have chosen red.

Posted by: Mia | Apr 10, 2005 4:02:02 AM

I like the red too. :-)

Posted by: Joan C | Apr 10, 2005 7:03:28 AM

I love the red with the pink--somehow it seems much more girly and wonderful.

And thanks for the reminder about washing the swatches! That's something I never remember to do!

Posted by: Sarah | Apr 10, 2005 8:55:02 AM


Posted by: Jen | Apr 11, 2005 6:40:22 AM

The red is shall be!

Posted by: nona | Apr 11, 2005 8:33:26 PM

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