I've been trying to get myself sorted to start the Ravellenic Games on Friday, so I decided to try and swatch for the item I'm planning to make. My (very ambitious) aim is to knit a plain Top Down Raglan for my Mum using the Top Down Raglan Pattern Generator. She wants a 3/4 sleeved pullover with a lower neckline than the pattern, so I think I will probably start the pattern after the first 5 increase rows, and hopefully that will just lower the neckline slightly
Fornside Farm Mohair/Blue Faced Leicester, and was bought on holiday, and although I know I have 500g, I had no idea what the yardage of that was, so the swatch was doubly important. I'm getting 21 stitches and 29 rows in 4 inches, which I plugged into the generator to get my pattern, so now I just need to figure out what I'm doing so I'm all ready to cast on. I was pretty lucky that just as I finished the swatch, I got to a knot, so I was able to weigh my swatch then unravel it, so I now know I have 22.65 yards in 10g, so I have about 1132 yards altogether, which doesn't seem quite enough for a sweater, but I'm really hoping it is, as getting more will probably be difficult!
I'll leave you with an accidentally artistic shot of my yarn, taken when I went to see why the cat was crying (no idea, he was happily giving himself a wash by the time I got there...)