November 6, 2011

Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha - 40% Silk/30% Wool/20% Cashmere/10% Nylon worsted weight yarn in Black

Needles: 4.5 mm / 7 US

Gauge: 4.375 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Stockinette Stitch

Source: N/A

Comments: This is a text swatch for a sweater I want to make - the pattern calls for this yarn, but somehow their gauge is much tighter - 19 sts/4" to my 17.5 sts/4".  Guess I'll be doing a little math to make this one fit.  I had heard that this yarn grows quite a bit, and it does - pre-washing this measured 5" wide, post-washing it is 5.5" wide.  This is why you need to wash your swatches before measuring gauge!

PS: This really is black yarn, despite how it looks here!

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