Yarn: Cascade 220 100% wool, in Christmas Heather
Needle: 5 mm / 8 US
Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch
Stitch Pattern: Allover Cross Stitch
Source: BW1, p. 130.
Comments: Here it is, the last official* swatch of 2011. I did a quick count, and this makes 257 swatches, and somewhere around 6000 yards knit up! I am very pleased that I managed to make it through the whole year without giving this up, although I'm not sure how I feel about having missed out some 99 days of swatches! But I can assure you, I will not be continuing knitting daily swatches in 2012. What I will do, however, is sew all of these 257 swatches into a giant blanket, a photo of which will eventually be posted on this blog. That's where that little asterisk beside "official" comes in - I have a feeling that I may need to knit some extra 'filler' swatches to make this blanket a proper square. At one point, I had intended to start laying it out before the end of the year, so that the last month of swatches could be specially sized to fit in those empty spaces... but I only got as far as deciding to start knitting a bunch of teeny swatches, in anticipation of the holes. So keep an eye out - there may be a few more swatches posted on here in weeks to come!
But for now, Happy New Year and Happy Swatching! :)