Ok, two posts in one day? Not like me, I know…but this…this is incredible.
So, I have the knitting tag saved in Tumblr and scroll through stuff all day and look at pretty pictures and lust after yarn. I was just scrolling through right now, minding my own business and someone was talking about how they hate knitting swatches. And I’m all, “Right on, they suck” and then they said something about forgetting to garter stitch the first few rows…
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GARTER STITCH THE FIRST FEW ROWS OF A SWATCH?!?
This is LITERALLY me right now:
Like, I can’t even. This explains SO MUCH! Like, why I have so much trouble because the stockinette rolls up on me. And why my swatches always look so different from those that people show online. Am I also supposed to be garter stitching the last few stitches on the left and right too? I’ve seen that.
Apparently this is the week in which I learn all the obvious things!