February 22, 2011

Side A
Side B
Yarn: James C. Brett Pure Merino - 100% Merino Wool, in Pale Mink

Needles: 4mm / 6 US

Gauge: 5.5 stitches and 6.25 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Sand Stitch (Side A) and Dot/Spot Stitch (Side B)

Source: BW1, p. 12.

  I really like this swatch!  I started out making the sand stitch, but now I can't decide which side I like better.  Here are close-ups of the textures, so you can see them more clearly...

This one looks a little like garter stitch at a distance, but with every other row raised a little (of course, if you look closely, you can see the random knit stitches in there.  I think it would make a fun pattern for a rugged pullover, maybe for a little boy or something.

This side looks like a woven fabric - I think it could be great as a tailored jacket or cardigan... mind you, I can't imagine knitting such a garment in DK weight yarn - it would take AGES!  :)

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