November 10, 2011

Yarn:  Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK, 57% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 10% Cashmere, in Mirage, and  Pingouin France +, 50% Acrylic/50% Wool (DK) in Tweedy Blue

Needle: 4 mm / US 6

Gauge: 5.75 stitches and 7.5 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Swiss Check

Source: BW1, p. 90.

Comments: This is such a pretty little pattern - simple to work, and with just a little bit of texture to go along with the colour changes.  You could do a lot with this kind of a pattern, depending on the colours you choose.  In the book the example is white with dark spots, similar in tone to this one.  I'd like to see how it looks with white spots on black.  This would also be a great pattern for trying out colour combinations - you could use one background colour for a few different spot-colours, and then switch out the background for something different, and go through all the colours again.  Hmm... now I have some interesting ideas for more swatches! :)

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