What a difference 0.75mm makes!!

I fell in love with the Woodland colorway in Palette that Melissa came up with for the Autumn Rose Pullover by Eunny Jang. I thought I’d better be a good girl and do a gauge swatch. Good thing I did! I started out on US 0 (2.00mm) needles because I always knit fingering weight socks on this size needle. My swatch was so pathetically stiff and dense that I gave up half way through. I checked with Melissa, and she knit her swatch on US 2 (3.00mm), so I tried that but was seeing daylight between my stitches. So, I went down to US 2 (2.75mm) and came up with the perfect (for me, anyway) swatch! 0.75mm hardly seems like much, but it sure made a huge difference in the results!

I’m really excited to start this pullover now – it’ll be my first true Fair Isle project. I’m going to try to focus on the process and learn how to knit Fair Isle well instead of rushing through it.

Pattern: Autumn Rose Pullover from Simply Shetland 4
Yarn: Palette 2-ply fingering weight Peruvian Highland wool
Needles: Knit Picks 24″ nickel plated circular US 2 (2.75mm) <