>Here is the plain, boring, navy blue jumper that I finished last week.
I’m now knitting a light blue short sleeved cotton top in plain stocking stitch. All I’ve done so far is the back.
Once again I used Knitware to create the pattern.
I wondered how I would be able to take a row and stitch count from a swatch if I wanted to knit something in a fancy stitch as it would be a bit difficult to count, not realising that the answer was there all the time.
All I need to do is make a swatch as per the instructions for the Knit Radar and use the green ruler to measure it. You see I didn’t realise that the ruler will give the exact row and stitch counts for 4 inches, I thought it was something worked out especially for the Knit Radar. (I’m always saying that I’m amazed at my own stupidity at times.)
Out of curiosity I tested it out on my swatch for the cotton top. When I used the green ruler to take the readings between the waste yarn rows and markers I got 39 sts x 55 rows.
I then used a normal ruler and counted the stitches and rows over 4 inches I got exactly the same results.
So now I know! Why didn’t anybody tell me? The answer to that is “well you didn’t ask.”
I finally have one of the brackets made for the Weavemaster, Billy made it at the weekend.
Maybe in another four months he’ll make the second one. I don’t mind waiting, to be fair he doesn’t have a lot of free time with working away all week and only being home for one day. He has more important things to do than spend his spare time in the shed bending metal. I told him that when he’s made the second bracket I’ll weave him a rug for his cab – he just laughed.
Thanks Jane for your help with the bracket, I really appreciate it.
Talk to you later,