I’ve finally done it…my first swatch – for Juliet!
I got 3.5 sts/inch on size 10.5 needles after wetting it and letting it dry. I was very happy about this because I did not want to have to play with needle sizes and stress myself out!
I’m using Knit Picks Cadena in Neptune. When I ordered this it looked much more blue/teal on my monitor than it really is. This is a very sea-green color. I was a bit disappointed when I initially saw it, but it’s grown on me some and I think that I will be happy with the end result. This just goes to show that you cannot trust your monitors when you order yarn online!!!
I’ve been doing a little bit of research on Ravelry about what size I should make. My measurement is right in the middle of the Medium size, but most everybody says that they wished that they’d gone down a size since it runs a little big. So…..looks like I am going to be knitting a Small. I’m a little bit nervous about this, but if it does turn out to be too small for me I can always give it to my mom and make myself another one…In another color.
If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it! This will be my first sweater and I have to admit that I am a bit nervous/intimidated, but I am reassured by the fact that there will be no seaming!