February 12, 2011

Yarn: Cascade 220, 100% Worsted Weight Wool, in Dark Plum

Needles: 4.5 mm / 7 US

Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7-ish rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Diagonal Block

Source: Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block.

Comments:  This is a BIG swatch.... about 10" x 8.5".  Interesting note, the picture of this block in the book is backwards - the diagonal lines in that pic all run upwards to the left, even though the instructions clearly state that Row 1 is the WS, which means that the "front" of the work should be the side I'm showing here!  I guess the photographer didn't read the pattern instructions very well.  :)

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