Blink Knit Along Notes

Blink Measurements

Blink measurements for Loop London

Mohair Comparisons

Here are two gauge swatches for Blink, each using cotton Japansk, held together with mohair. The mohair on the left, in grey, is Ito mohair. The mohair on the right, in green, is Isager mohair. I used the same size of needles for each swatch. You will notice that the Ito mohair is more open looking, less dense. This will also change the drape. The Ito Mohair will be drapyer at this tension. To make it a similar tension to the Isager sample I would have to use a smaller needle. This would mean the gauge would be different than the pattern but I could knit a larger size.

Tension Swatches

These are the tensions I got on these two swatches after washing.

Ito Mohair swatch: 17sts x 42rws

Isager Mohair swatch: 19sts x 38rws

It’s tricky to take a measurement on these swatches because you can pull it the stitches into many configurations. Certainly the more open, Ito mohair may grow a little in length with wear.

Afterthought Pocket

a good video tutorial of the Afterthought Pocket can be found here.

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