Swatchin'/Breaking Habits

Swatch #1 Stockinette

Swatch #1 Stockinette

I have recently come to the realization that I am always drawn to simple patterns, those in plain stockinette or garter stitch with simple silhouettes. And that with a few exceptions, that is also what I tend to knit. I just started working on a Lila Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge and it is the epitome of simple stitch patterns! It is really my ideal sweater in every possible way.  And while I am still in love with this type of style, and will probably never stop knitting patterns like this, I have this idea of trying to push myself to knit some different things. So, I purchased A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker. My tentative plan is to work my way through the book swatching each and every one of the stitch patterns.  This may be a very long process, as the book contains at least 500 different stitch patterns! And as a bonus it seems like a productive use for all my yarn leftovers. Wish me luck. 

You can follow my swatching journey (or join in!) on instagram with #swatchingeachstitch