Blocking from Hand-to-Hand

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Swatching for color only.  On the top, at left, Cascade 220 The Heathers, color 9408 "Cordovan"; on the right, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, color 6280; in the middle is the Lana Grossa Royal Tweed.  I know which one *I* like best.  Swatching for gauge is next, which will probably be followed by seaming of sleeves, lots of trying on, measuring and contemplating, and then a bunch of math.

This morning, I soaked and pinned out the hand-to-hand portion of the Hand-to-Hand Aran for blocking.  When I do eventually pick up stitches to knit the body, this baby is going to be way too bulky for portable knitting.  I’ve cast on some Silk Garden for a pair of EZ’s Mitered Mittens to remedy that problem.

The weekend was filled with family, football (yay Brett Favre!), and knitting.

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13 thoughts on “Blocking from Hand-to-Hand

  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me. I would go for the greater contrast of the new yarns. I always think that too close makes it look like you tried to match and missed. But, who knows how it really looks since we all know about color differences on different monitors.

  2. I think any of them would work. I can’t decide which one I like better though.
    I wish I had that much space for blocking. I think the kitchen floor is the biggest flat surface I have and no way am I blocking anything there.

  3. This project is TOO cool. And you’re going about it with enviable precision! 🙂
    I think I like the Cordovan. It makes the contrast look more ‘intentional’ than the other stuff does…

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