Here is the first swatch that I was happy with. I have since ripped it out, but made enough notes that I could duplicate it.
Here is the beginning of my shawl…
I was lying to myself about the swatch laying the way it needs to. It didn’t really I just moved it around and thought more rows and blocking would take care of it. Nope those things aren’t going to help.
So today I’m back at the swatching board having learned a few things and with some new ideas. I won’t be ripping the “final” shwatch this time, just in case I need a reality check.