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You are too fabulous.


You have a tough decision to make! From the photos they all look great! Can't wait to see which yarn earns the privelage...


You can stop any time, right? ;-)


I am majorly impressed.


Perfect! That was exactly what I was looking for. Superb demonstration of what each yarn is capable of in complex cabling. Thanks!


I really like the color of the Jo Sharp yarn, but then I've been leaning towards purple a lot of late. They all look good, though. That's some serious cabling, there.


Had to find one of your comments on the CIT blog to find a link to your blog--don't know why it doesn't show up when we make the first post of a thread. Anyway, your swatches are great!!! I'm working on my....I don't know....4th, 5th now. Thought I had a winner yesterday, but the bloom of the llama in the yarn obscures the pattern too much. I need to resize up just a tad, but am seriously considering redesigning after I finish Janet's FLAK, since I'm having such trouble getting row gauge.

All yours look fab! Love the Jo Sharp, too. Your swatch could definitely make me a purple fan.


I'm tired already. ;-) Thank you so much. I should fedex out a skein of the VY so you can swatch it for me! I've got to finish up a few things and then I'm good to go. But first I have to re-write all the charts. And figure out what the hell all the symbols mean. If I'm lucky, this sweater will be done by NEXT winter. Oh well - I think it's worth the wait.


This is wicked fun to swatch, I mean, watch. I love Brownsheep Naturespun Worsted! I also love Cascade 220 and hope you'll share you swatching adventures with that yarn, too.


I love all your swatches--each is stunning in its own right. I want so badly to knit this sweater but I'm scared of it--I was going to wet my feet with the matching hat first and move on from there :)


Swatch on! Brown Sheep is awesome, who cares about the lack of pricyness. I knit a cabled sweater in Brown Sheep's Top of the Lamb fifteen years ago and it still looks wonderful. Too much mohair for Am Kamin, though. I'm leaning toward Cascade 220, but haven't received my book, yet.



You know there are medications for this, right? ;)
I'm just sitting back working on other projects waiting to see the results of all your hard work. Then I'll probably start my sweater in C220 without swatching. Which is a sickness of its own...


Terry, if you want Naturespun, get it here:

the owner's name is Judith - sweet woman with great customer service and a discount and orders over $50.
I love naturespun, the color, stitch definition and wearability is fabulous no matter what the price!

Your swatches are beyond gorgeous!


You get 6 stars for being such an incredible swatcher!!! I envy you! They all look great!


I'm using Naturespun for the first time for my Whitby socks (KOTR KAL). Great stuff. I get mine from Suzoo's Wool Works (http://www.suzooswoolworks.com).

Diane E.

I love richness of the Jo Sharp. You know it's a great color with denim! Thanks for all the details. I was resigned NOT to knit this sweater but it's getting harder to resist after seeing your gorgeous swatches! Quick, Now, Diane, step away from the computer.


NatureSpun Worsted is a great yarn ... I like the sport weight for color work.

The swatches are all beautiful ... you have a tough decision ahead of you.


I absolutely love the look of that cardigan but I know it is way way out of my league right now. I so admire your patience with the swatches.But I guess by now you have the pattern down. Maybe you could combine them into an afghan or wall hanging or put them into shadow box frames and make a display. They are works of art...for sure.

mona beavers

Can anyone tell me where I can find the book the Am Kamin sweater is in???


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