February 13, 2011

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino, 100% Worsted Weight Merino Wool, in Old Gold

Needles: 4 mm / 6 US

Gauge: 4.5 sts and 7.5 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Growing Flowers

Source: Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block by Block.

Comments:  This is the old version of this yarn, the kind that actually contained pure merino wool.  I used smaller needles to get a firm fabric which helps the flowers stand out.  Admittedly, this is more of a block/panel than a swatch, but at least I learned a new way to make bobbles! :)

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